Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " V "



Today is ABC Wednesday and we are nearing the end of the alphabet.
Today's letter is " V ".
" V " is for Vulture.
We viewed this huge bird on our Kenyan safari last August.
Our driver ventured fairly close so we could see if he had a victim for his daily vittles or victuals.



He was apparently looking for his next meal.
Look at those powerful looking legs and vicious appearing talons.
I could have used the Vultures' head last week for the
letter " U " .....UGLY.....



The Vultures view is the vast Savanna where a variety of vermin will become his vitamin enriched meal.
Enlarging the pictures will show more detail.
To see what others have posted for the letter " V " go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my sidebar.


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34 comments:

Beverly said...

He looks very voracious, that vulture there. You do such a great job with your a,b,c's.

Carol said...

Great shots of this huge bird! How exciting to be able to get these...and what a good V, perfect for today...

Sylvia K said...

What great shots! He is big and he does look hungry! What a great V!

Happy ABC day!

Sylvia

Spiderdama said...

What a beaty!;-) Great shots!

RuneE said...

A bird I have never seen outside a zoo - thank you for sharing!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Think I saw some in Crete but not as close as this - great shot.

Life with Kaishon said...

They do look voracious! EEEEK! Great pictures. You just get better and better with your photography. I love it : )

Olivier said...

grandes photos de ce vautour, vraiment impressionnant

Amy said...

Sue, All I can say is thank goodness those big birds are in Africa and not anything like the vultures in my neighborhood!

Great photos as usual!

Mara said...

He actually looks quite nice. Mind you, I wouldn't want to come across one while I were out in the desert...

Leslie: said...

Wow! Great shots!

Hilary said...

Vunderful!

Kansas Bob said...

Quite a view indeed.

Janie said...

Great selection of V words in your vulture selection. Nice photos of a most voracious bird.

Carolyn Ford said...

Amazing bird. I hope it wasn't keeping an eye on you! Great "V" post!

The Things We Carried said...

He looks scary to me with that red head!

Tumblewords: said...

They aren't really beautiful, are they? :) I always find the size of their thighs a little frightening (they are about the same size as mine!) Terrific photos, btw!

Roger Owen Green said...

Well, I suppose they serve a purpose in the food chain.

Q said...

A very huge Vulture too. Amazing bird.You took a very cool vacation.
Sherry

Rose said...

Great shot! I agree they are so ugly, but as a friend pointed out, they do have their purpose in this world--helping to clean up litter, so to speak:)

Dave said...

I agree with Rose. They have their purpose. Clever use of words starting with 'V' Sue! - Dave

Merisi said...

Looks very much in charge!

Vulture are nature's clean-up crew, they do not kill, but feed on carcasses of already dead animals.

Vaggelis said...

it looks huge in those empty fields

Ruth said...

I admire vultures a lot. They clean up a lot of dead animals (I don't think they eat live ones), and they are very clean. They preen for 30 minutes. And what they excrete is very clean.

Kate said...

I have never found those birds particularly attractive, but your photos of them are terrific. Isn't it wonderful to be able to visit another country and be able to take photos. Great memories.

CG said...

Well, that's an unusual alternative to the Christmas turkey!!

jabblog said...

Incredible birds, vultures!

Reader Wil said...

Actually those birds are very impressive with their strong claws. I think they are beautiful in their powerful way! Thanks for sharing.

Manang Kim said...

Don't like vulture they eat dead meat..but they have a purpose in this world. Thanks for sharing!



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Joy said...

Whatever species they are they look prettier than the usual scrawny neck ones, or perhaps you have taken flatering photographs.

jay said...

Vicious-looking beak, too! Good thing he prefers carrion. ;)

Beverley Baird said...

What a great view of the vulture! Not a character I would want to meet.
Well done on V.

Paula Scott said...

Great shots! I've only seen vultures at the zoo. Well, I think I've seen them in the air in CA or was it Mexico? Can't remember, but they are HUGE!

John Roberts said...

And U is for ugly! The bird, of course, not your photo.