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      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

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Had to share this with you al :D

Today I had a small group because some of the students were out sick, and my little birdwatcher and I spent all of recess birdwatching. Three Black Vultures flew over the playground very close, allowing for detailed study even without binoculars, and he commented to me that they keep their wings flat, unlike the Turkey Vultures who make a V with their wings :D:D:D So exciting to see him observing field marks and behavior clues on his own! I confirmed that yes, the wing-tip vultures tend to fly with their wings flat, while the stripe-wing vultures (he has invented signs to distinguish them) tend to keep them in a V shape. He was watching for a Turkey to confirm his new observation, and just then a Turkey joined the three Blacks, just as close up for a great view! I got a double-high-five :D That Turkey Vulture was as thrilling as any rare species I've ever seen with other birders :D He was so excited that he learned how to distinguish the two, and so was I!

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