the all-seeingeye Tecumseh, Michigan: Vulture Roost

March 24, 2008

A short walk from our house, in the middle of a large block, is a line of tall Norway Spruce. These have been, at least for the last few years, a roost for a flock of vultures numbering as high as fifty.

The house in front of the trees recently sold, after standing empty for a year or two. I think it changed hands during the brief period when the vultures were in their southern range. I wonder what the new owners think of their flock. I'd spend a lot of my time just watching their behavior. What, however, does a flock of carrion-eaters smell like?