|Black vulture on the fireplace of the little house beside the old barn|
Doesn't the property look like a jungle? There's a lot of wild grape vines. And it's barely springtime. In the summer it gets more jungle-like.
When we first moved here, we explored the small, white, vacated house on the property. One of the upstairs windows was open, and black vultures must have moved in. We didn't know what it was, we only knew that when we attempted to go upstairs in the house, we were greeted by loud hissing. We thought it was a wild cat of some sort! Only, it was obvious from the loudness of the hiss that it wasn't from any ordinary house cat! We were excited to think that a wild cat lived in this area, only to find out later that it was just a black vulture! Lacking a syrinx - the vocal organ of birds - the black vulture's only vocalizations are grunts or hisses.
|Little white house ~ photo taken in 2010|