Tuesday, February 17, 2009

vultures a go-go

Remember the black vultures spotted congregating in the gallow's oak?

Well, they'll have to find another tree. That one is coming down. It's dead, and the local authorities have determined that it endangers life, limb, property, and powerlines.

Fifteen men; six trucks; several chippers; one crane with cherry-picker attachment and assorted ropes, chains, chain-saws and other cutting implements and the vulture tree can be expected to capitulate by the end of the day.

Meanwhile, the road is closed. And the dog sleeps on.

On another note, despair not, as there are still black corvids a-plenty!
They show up in gangs of tens of thousands and turn the leaf mulch. Obliging of them, wouldn't you say? Here, look at a close-up. These guys really work wingtip to wingtip!

1 comment:

nancy said...

how appropriate that the vultures would choose a dead tree to call home.