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

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