Friday, April 30, 2010

Vultures Can Dance in the Kansa Wind

The Kansa Wind drove some pioneers batty, I am sure...Now, three days of increasing wind broke last night with thunderstorms. When it is 10-20 mph in town, it is 35-60 sustained in the flint hills/osage questas. here are some youtubes to see hear for yourself: These were taken over the past 48 hours.
More large/closeup vulture pictures HERE

Vultures and a crow eating and dancing with gusto as the wind allows:
In this first link, at 45 seconds the turkey vulture does a little dance. Vulture in Wind:

and high winds:
and chowing down- from indoors
(the lack of wind noises is significant)
 and close up turkey vulture:
Grass wind/Trees wind:
kansas wind on grass (39 seconds)
on trees:

I took some video at the height of wind strength but it was so dark i'll have to change the exposure to see them. Here are some stills of the forlorn-looking birds, doing the thankless work with eyes painted on so sad-all an illusion. (Previous:                                                                                       
why so sad...
click to enlarge...

Vultures In Perspective
A Vulture Sortie with Crow Escort

Doing God's Work
Vulture in Light
Vulture in Kansas
Turkey Vulture in Kansa Wind
Kansas Sky in April
Turkey Vulture Riding Flint Hills Winds
Let's Get Something to Eat

Monday, April 26, 2010

April Vultures

The crows who clean up in the winter seem to have departed;
 the Vultures are back the Vultures are back!
Here are some i caught quickly this morning:

click to enlarge     Vulture in Kansas Morning Sun by mtodd 

Vulture in flight

Vulture front view

Vulture, side view
here is what my driving by disturbed them from
Vulture with noms

vultures vid and pic from 2011 summer HERE

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Sweetest German Shorthaired Pointer (More Hogan Update) and New Puppies

German Shorthair Pointers are wonderful.  
Seems once a person has one in the family they will always want another. (large pic Sweetest Hogan at bottom of this post)
more puppy at bottom of page
daily puppy Chester

german shorthair Woodcut

More Hogan below... (click to enlarge.)
These next 5 pics were taken on K-State campus.

at this site, a wide-ranging site which displays with fun, wit and pathos one of the 14 alter ego lives i will never get to lead--i found these two pics:

I can eat happy tonight. I'm late because i could not get off this excellent webplace!

For a very Poignant story (and more pics) about these two: click HERE

Here is Hogan:
Sweetest German Shorthair

Hogan, the sweetest German Shorthair

Hogan, Sweetest German Shorthair

Here's a Mug for ya lick to enlarge!

Sweetest Chocolate Labs: HERE

i received a lot of political pics two years ago. who knew dopgs could read...

Here is more Hogan from The Daily Puppy:


Hogan, The Sweetest German Shorthair

Be a Good Dog.
google images cutie
College girls: get a dog, not a boyfriend for the first four years HERE.

Click on pics to view enlarged

The Calendar: HERE

from the Daily Puppy

mastiff pointer mates HERE