Sky Watch – Vultures

2 Apr


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!


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


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


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!”


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


And, what a beautiful sunset it was, too.

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

©2009, Liza Lee Miller


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.

  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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