Like has happened every spring for the last several years, the birds have returned!
No, I’m not talking about some silly little swallows or the skinny-legged, geeky-looking over-sized shorebirds that gather along the Platte in Nebraska.
The turkey vultures of Marion County are back!
Last May we ran a fun newspaper feature on how nature’s clean-up crew gathered every evening on the city’s water tower, which sits on the edge of the school grounds, basically at the east edge of the CBD. YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL STORY, AND ACCESS A PHOTO GALLERY WITH 50 PHOTOS.
Friday evening I noticed a gathering of easily 100-plus just around the park on Highway 77, in the north part of El Dorado, so the migration must be getting solid.
Last year I visited Marion around May 9th, and was probably past the peak of the migration according to a friend who lives near the roost.