Sky Watch – Vultures

2 Apr

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Do you see that tiny speck coming in from the left?  My son did and knew exactly what to do.  He came and got me . . . good birds are worth disturbing mom.  Plus, he had a plan!

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Where there is one vulture, perhaps there are more.  There was no time to waste.  He flew (ha!) into action.  Or rather inaction.

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He knew that Vultures like dead meat so the threw himself to the ground and pretended to be dead!  That’s me boy!

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As you can see, it worked!  He lured in a total of six.  My husband was saying useful things like, “If they land, don’t let them start peeking out your eyeballs!”

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They rode around on the warm air currents of the late afternoon before flying off into the sunset, sans 9 year old boy eyeballs!

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And, what a beautiful sunset it was, too.

soar
into
view . . . vulture
carcass on the ground
may not be as dead as it seems
call your friends to check
there’s no death
alas!
soar

©2009, Liza Lee Miller

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8 Responses to “Sky Watch – Vultures”

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook 2 April, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    LOL! I loved this post. What a clever boy.

  2. MaineBirder 2 April, 2009 at 5:54 am #

    Awesome post Liza! Your son knows how to lure them in. Let’s just hope there are no crocodiles around!

  3. robin andrea 2 April, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    What a good kid you have there. Helping mom get such great photos.

  4. floreta 3 April, 2009 at 5:36 am #

    this is sooo cute! love the story behind the pictures!

  5. Louise Cannon 3 April, 2009 at 6:35 am #

    Your boy has quite a sense of humor!

  6. Lori Skoog 3 April, 2009 at 7:32 am #

    You have a very brave son! It appears that he knew what he was doing! Nice shots….

  7. Carolyn on Haida Gwaii 3 April, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    A wonderful post and great photographs, especially the last one. I am so glad your son still has sight!!!! Your verse is lovely. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles

  8. Mary 5 April, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    Your poem is very nice, Liza, but I’m still laughing at Gage.

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