Date: 8/23/19 8:05 am
From: Steve Betchkal <stevebetchkal...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Strange Vulture Behavior
It was mid-morning, cool, but other birds seen soaring. There are
traditional roosts nearby, These birds were walking and stopping -
obviously searching through the vegetation.
On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 9:37 AM Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...> wrote:

> Could have been mice and mice nests...also insects... grasshoppers, etc...
> What was the time of day? Vultures will often sit until wind and thermals
> arise to make flight easier.
>
> Tom Erdman
>
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> Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 9:15 AM
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> Subject: [wisb] Strange Vulture Behavior
>
> Yesterday I saw about 50 vultures on the ground, in a field (low cut,
> perhaps mowed hay?), along Highway 128 in St. Croix County. They were VERY
> widely dispersed across the large field, and appeared to be grazing, though
> I didn't have the chance to stop and confirm.
> I have been trying to logic this out...It didn't look like the farmer had
> laid down manure...
> What could these birds have been doing???
>
> Steve Betchkal
> Eau Claire
>
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