Member of a local vulture colony cruises the thermals rising from this Ouachita valley. It’s not uncommon to see vultures, hawks and other soaring birds surfing the updrafts — remaining virtually motionless while the moving air supports their bodies. The tiniest adjustment of wing angle or wing tip keeps them in trim.

Vulture soars above a Ouachita valley in Ferndale
Vulture soars above a Ouachita valley in Ferndale. (from the April 2010 photo archives.)

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  1. There is a NestCam streaming live video 24/7 for a black vulture pair up and running at
    http://www.chimneyswifts.net/tristate/

    Eggs were laid 2/20 and 2/23/12, two weeks earlier than last year. Parents are sharing incubation responsibilities with an affectionate nuzzle at the periodic changing of the guard. Fluffy-tan chicks are expected to hatch the last week of March.

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