Thursday, July 03, 2008
A feast for vultures
There's been an unusual amount of vulture activity around the footbridge for the last three days. A combination of both black vultures and turkey vultures gathered to feast on dead fish left by the dramatic drying up of the water in the baixada, which is the lowland area that fills with water during the rainy season. Summer with blue, cloudless skies have left the ancient creek basin without a drop of water. I tried to get a picture of one of the small dead fish, but our friends didn't leave even a sign of them.