buzzard breakfast

  • Added:  3 months ago
  • Been trying to get some turkey vultures on camera for a couple of days now. They finally cooperated this morning - seems they just couldn't resist some old bacon and steak from the fridge. Took them over an hour to show up and they finished just before my camera battery died. The turkey vulture is a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion. It finds its food using its keen eyes and sense of smell, flying low enough to detect the gases produced by the beginnings of the process of decay in dead animals - avoiding carcasses that have reached the point of putrefaction. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist:
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  • Premiere_Elements_15  John Wells  The Field Lab  Terlingua  living off the grid  turkey vultures  GoPro Hero 3+  

Comments: 23

  • Zing Nafzinger
    Zing Nafzinger 3 months ago +2

    That was great! A Western with swagger and bravado, and ending with all flying off into the "sunset". lol

  • Ruben Mc
    Ruben Mc 3 months ago

    It has been years since last time I saw a raven!, nice video.

  • Emily Williams
    Emily Williams 3 months ago

    this is amazing!

  • Susan Maggio
    Susan Maggio 3 months ago

    I love this!!

  • Greta Garbolini
    Greta Garbolini 3 months ago

    Fascinating to watch. Gorgeous colors.

  • biutiful moda
    biutiful moda 3 months ago


  • John Kronstad
    John Kronstad 3 months ago +2

    Amazing video! Found your channel throught Reddit. Yet another hidden gem!

  • Allen Hare
    Allen Hare 3 months ago +6

    Thanks for another great video. I really enjoyed it.
    It was surreal when the buzzards flew off, like the end of an epic movie.

  • Landon Alexander
    Landon Alexander 3 months ago +10

    They flew away without paying the check.

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  3 months ago

      They got a free breakfast in exchange for being in my YouTube video.

    SOLAR FARMER Power 3 months ago

    skiddish birds...did know they were that skiddish.

    • afenismama
      afenismama 3 months ago

      SOLAR FARMER Power ikr very SKITTISH indeed

    SOLAR FARMER Power 3 months ago

    i heard a camera can get a bit..carried away if not careful..hmm interesting birds the buzzards

    • afenismama
      afenismama 3 months ago

      TheFieldLab lol

    • SOLAR FARMER Power
      SOLAR FARMER Power 3 months ago

      +TheFieldLab hmm..may need gps locater...and....i don't think bacon will off much protection from a 800 foot free

      But if you want the. Amera to be pecked at or taken....hmmm.. some nice fresh meat might bacon...

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  3 months ago

      The proximity of the camera did seem to put them off a bit. Was kind of hoping one of them would take it for a ride - as long as I could get it back. Perhaps if I wrap it in bacon....

  • Jennifer Woolvin
    Jennifer Woolvin 3 months ago

    H.E.B. used to make a roasted salsa that brought the vultures in by droves as well as ravens, in less than a half hour. H.E.B. quit making it unfortunately but sardines can really be fragrant, too. Loved this video.

  • 100% BOER
    100% BOER 3 months ago +1

    Did you had any rain lately In that side of the world ?

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  3 months ago

      Not really. BTW - I list temperature and rainfall data every day on my blog.

  • S. Roberts
    S. Roberts 3 months ago +4

    True meaning of Pecking order!

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  3 months ago

      The crows didn't stand a chance...

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