On the road back to Baltimore (where the airport is) from Annapolis I saw a
Black-faced Vulture standing on the lawn. I told the wife, heh I haven't
gotten on of those yet, so I made a U-turn at the next intersection and drove
back to the sighting. After parking and walking towards the bird, I saw
several others dinning on a fresh kill. There was over a dozen vultures around
one deer. As I took some photos, a fight started. Got to see some great
action. After the fight was settled, I look around and noticed another dead
deer about 100 yards away with another dozen or so vultures hanging around.
At first I had thought the first deer was a road kill and the vultures had found
it. But the second deer was away from the highway, and didn't show signs of
a car strike. Instead it had it's eyes gouged out and it's throat opened. After
getting to the hotel, I did some checking up on Black-faced Vultures and found
they have a reputation as predators of large mammals, especially deer, sheep
and even cows. I guess you learn something new every day.
The lookout (watch me as I took photos of the others
Another member joining the feast
Family fight at the dinner table?
Bowing to the head of the table?
Checking me out
Just call me Igor
One of the victims (not for the queasy)