@Hempburn.. I hope your day was good. Mine is tomorrow and my lady friend is coming back and we will go to Paul's Discounts in Somerset. If that place don't have it, you don't need it. I have even bought stove pipes there before. I hope they are still in business. We usually only go once a year since it is fairly far from here. They had a lot of hardware and crafty stuff (that my lady friend likes). Also fishing and hunting gear and outdoor clothing. Stuff you can't get at Walmart, including horseshoes.<quoted text>
I just couldn't help it. LOL But HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!
Since we were talking about hawks, vultures, crows and buzzards yesterday I had to read up on all that today. When I get something on my mind I just have to know the answer! lol I'm trying to figure out how to tell who's who. We have one of them fly over the house every day, well it's anywhere from 1-4 at a time. Today they must have been circling the house because I could see their HUGE shadow on the ground from in the house. I have seen hawks here and I heard one this morning but I think it's turkey vultures that come by every day. We need some crows too! lol Anyhow....
I hope you had a Happy Birthday!:)
@W KY Girl. THe ones circiling are most likely vultures or buzzards and are usually black in color. They ride the wind updrafts looking for dead stuff and only flap their wings when needed to catch the next updraft and can circle for hours. If they have alit on the ground to eat road kill or such, don't get close to them. Their natural defense is to puke on you and can shoot puke for several yards. LOL Little birds are not frightened by them. If you are out on your lawn, don't lay idle too long on the grass. They might think you are on the memu. LOL Just kidding.
Hawks are more straight line "fast wing" flyers just going from the top of one dead tree to the next. They will be smaller than the buzzards and are typically a grayish-white. They sit in the top of the dead trees looking for field mice and such. If crows or other birds are chasing, they are most likely hawks.