We Have A Place For Ugly Birds   1 comment

The turkey vultures like to overnight alone the Tanque Verde and Pantano Washes in Tucson. The other day we counted in the range of 250 arriving. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Turkey Vultures March 2013

Turkey Vultures March 2013

Turkey Vultures March 2013

Turkey Vultures March 2013

Turkey Vultures March 2013

Turkey Vultures March 2013Turkey Vultures — Images by kenne

np4ub-cover-small Art from Mary A Livingston’s book, “No Place for Ugly Birds”

We Have A Place For Ugly Birds

During our first fall in Tanuri Ridge (three years ago), I noticed large birds circling above
landing near the Tanque Verde wash to the south of us. Not knowing much about birds,
but my association with naturalist friends has resulted in a mark improvement,
I thought the birds were hawks — even writing a poem (Hawks Circle) and posting it on this blog.

Since then, I have learned more about these beautiful birds
(ugly is beautiful — in the eye of the beholder, you know),
having spent time counting and photographing the birds along the Tanque Verde wash.

However, when it comes to observing and keeping a record of the fall and spring migrations,
I bow to the official Tanuri Ridge turkey vulture counter, Larry Conyers.

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Posted March 21, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

One response to “We Have A Place For Ugly Birds

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  1. Great shots, Ken! 🙂 Maybe they think we are ugly?! I once asked our pet parrot, Tweetie, “Who is ugly?” Her response: “You are!”

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