On my way home from picking up Holly, we saw a mid-morning buzzard gathering. Some of them were working on tearing and ripping into what was left of a deer and a few were perched atop a hay bale with their wings stretched out basking in the warm sun. I was able to run home, grab my camera and come back to get a few shots. When I got out of my car, they were spooked by me and fluttered around in the air for a few minutes. Finally, they settled down and I was able to get a few shots but of course, the picturesque moment was lost. Here are the few pictures I was able to get.
Basking in the early morning sun
Flocking to another spot after nibbling on a dead Caracas.
The remains of a deer. A tasty breakfast treat for Scavengers.
They're not very pretty or graceful to watch but, they sure play an important role in the food chain and keep diseases at bay.