I have always loved vultures! They are amazing creatures. It was my privilege recently to photograph an entire committee (flock) of them while on a trip to San Marcos, Texas. They literally posed for me for a very long time and appreciated MY appreciation of THEM.
Did you know that a vulture is part of the raptor family? When they are flying in a group, it is called a kettle. When they are feeding in a group, it is called a wake. Their heads and necks are mostly bare so that they can feed easier. They urinate down their legs after eating to cleanse themselves and this also helps to take care of parasites. They are truly a fascinating species!
When I connect with a wild animal, I first begin by connecting with a representative of the species then I connect with a living member.
Representative of Species:
Hello to all! We are so happy to be here and so happy to be noticed in such a kind and loving way. We are very aware that most people associate us with death but we were created to bring balance, a balance to the living AND to the dead. We are happy to be God's scavengers for we create a better place for those who are still living.
Our species has adapted well to changes since our creation. We have seen mankind grow and lost a great deal of our habitat yet we still have plenty of places. It seems that death touches all, humans and animals, world-wide. Death knows no boundaries and neither do we.
I hope that your readers will learn to appreciate our value here on our earth. We are truly very similar to the Death card in Tarot, Lacey. We signal new beginnings. The only way to have a new beginning is by the death of a chapter, if you will. Consider us the bearers of those tidings.
I am here from SW Arizona. I am glad you are highlighting Vulture today and appreciate that you see us for who we are. We are a family-oriented bird. We stay in groups and are happy that way. Not only does this ensure our survival, it also means a great deal to us personally for we thrive in a familial unit.
I have a wonderful life here in the desert! Food is plentiful, the weather is always nice and my family is healthy and well. I enjoy this area of the country. We have many here who appreciate us and attach great spiritual significance to us. That is greatly appreciated by my family as well! We are friends with man here. They do not bother us and we do not bother them. We spend our days sunning and hunting.
I would like to thank your readers here for supporting all animals as they learn more about us. You are our voice and we appreciate the exposure. It is only through learning about each species that one can appreciate them.
This is an ongoing series on my blog. I speak with domesticated animals on a very regular basis. Each time I speak with a wild animal, I am humbled, truly humbled, by their dignity and grace. We are so blessed to share this planet with them. Please help me to help them to spread their messages. Please share this post!