Friday, July 15, 2016

What the hell IS that?!

Am I the only one who remembers that old SNL skit?

A million years later, that still cracks me up.

ANYway, I was driving home from work the other night, and came across some big ol' birds sitting on fenceposts in a field.

Hmmm.  Too big to be crows, too small to be turkeys.  What the hell IS that?!

I pulled over, grabbed the binocs out of the back of the car (because everything in the free world ends up in the back of my car), and, dressed in my office attire, started along the fence line to see if I could get a closer look.  I'm sure the farmer was off on a tractor somewhere nearby, looking at me, wondering, what in the hell IS that?!

I got a little closer, focused the binocs, and ...

Turkey vultures!  Very cool.  So I grabbed my camera (ALSO in the back of the car, natch) and snapped some pics.

Cool birds.


~~Silk said...

I recognized them even at a distance, and wondered why they were waiting there so patiently. Is there any chance the farmer was mowing the field? Mowing leaves lots of mangled lunches, and the vultures know that.

rockygrace said...

Oh, I'm sure there was something dead in that field - that's why they were hanging around. Yick.

James P. said...

Of course I/we remember the sketch. I (also) still say "mvsevm" instead of "museum" based on another of his sketches......Had vultures in Sterling, VA, lining the roofs (what happened to the plural "rooves" that we learned back in the day????) of the nice houses hoping for a break (something dead or deadish in the park across the street). Not a desirable thing.....and their droppings are a problem because they are acidic and wreck car finishes, etc.

~~Silk said...

If there was something already dead, or mostly dead (a Princess Bride reference),they'd be feasting. They're waiting for something to get deaded, or at least stop moving.