Saturday, November 10, 2012
Right in my Back Yard!
I first noticed a black-tailed deer doe and one fawn feeding in my yard, something this doe didn't usually do in broad daylight. I knew there were two fawns so I looked for the second. It lay under my grapes breathing heavily..... and soon died. Within five minutes a turkey vulture arrived. I suspect he had been watching from a nearby tree.
That day and the next I had a fascinating, front row seat to a very natural event in nature. More and more turkey vultures arrived. The dark interior of the house gave me the opportunity to be far closer than I had ever been in the past.
These are the pictures I drew on location. For a longer description and photos I'll be posting on my blog: www.elvafieldnotes.blogspot.com