Committees of Buzzards!

SANFORD, Fla. — Homeowners in neighborhoods still flooded from Tropical Storm Fay continue to battle high waters and other problems, like huge committees of buzzards.

I don’t have my copy of “An Exaltation of Larks” handy but I have consulted some other sources and can find no reference to “committees” as a name for a group of “buzzards”, or more accurately, vultures. Here’s a link to a drawing from Florida show one such “committee” awaiting the decomposition of an alligator. In another photo we see the “committee chairman” at lunch. More “buzzard” news:

BARTOW (FL) | A flock of about 200 black vultures has invaded southwest Bartow, picking the rubber casing around car windows and shingles off roofs.

h/t lvn600 for Black Vulture shot; a handsome specimen. (click here for full size)

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2 Responses to “Committees of Buzzards!”

  1. lvn600 Says:

    I’m all for protecting birds but if they are becoming a problem in certain areas I think the townshould have a right to deal with the problem in a way that is least damaging to the birds.-That sounds funny-No right to annoy a vulture.-I like your last photo by the way.-it didn’t seem to come up on birdforum when I checked.-There is a size limit to the files you can upload on birdforum.

  2. steadyjohn Says:

    No, your photo is there on Bird Forum. You have to click on the “black vultures” link just above your credit.

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