Kudos to Kathy
Special thanks to Kathy Michell, for her February 6 TRR story about black vultures.
And may her insights about these beautiful creatures, and her compassion for them, sift down to ignoramuses who shot two of them.
Had a warmer climate lured these birds to the Upper Delaware Region?
The week before Christmas I saw five or six black vultures feeding at a deer carcass along Route 652, a mile west of Narrowsburg.
Wow! It was a sighting I’d never made nor expected to make this far north.
A 1989 map by birding expert Roger Tory Peterson set their northern range at the Mason-Dixon Line, 200 miles south.
I wonder, too, how the birds fared in late January, when an Arctic Vortex plunged thermometers to minus 17 F.