The first annual Buzzard Barbecue was held in the Lamoille Grove on Saturday, April 30, 2011.
In spite of the cold, damp day several Bristlecone members were able to observe the returning Turkey Vultures.
Turkey vultures are gliding in and setting up communal night roosts in large cottonwood trees…..probably wondering why they ever left Argentina. Vultures, not unlike our native reptiles, are rather ‘poikilothermic’ or ‘cold-blooded’. As such, they require a warm morning sun to fire up their metabolic engines. Often, this time of year, one can see vultures, while perched, using their 69-inch wing spans as photon collectors, turning like great daffodils in morning sunlight.
Bristlecone Audubon Society