We live by the ocean around San Francisco, and I was walking my dog along the beach cliffs when I spotted something below on the beach. It was a large black bird with a bald head, and it was eating a seagull. (ewww.. ) And this thing was HUGE! It's body was way bigger than my dog (tall Jack Russell Terrier) and it's wingspand was quite large, too. And it seemed fat, but that may have just been the feathers. At first I thought, "Is that a turkey?" I found it fasinating, and was even more amazed when it flew up over the cliff and right above my head, looking at me with shiny eyes. After watching this large creature for awhile, I narrowed it down to Turkey Vulture or Condor. I doubt it is a Condor, those are endangered, but I wish it was because that would be cool.
Anyone have any problems with these particular birds? Would they take a chicken? I guess if it can take down a wily seagull it could take one of my beloved Silkies.... And, I'm just curious, but what do you think; Turkey Vulture or Condor? Unfortunatly, I didn't have my camera, but he was black with a bald head, and under his wingfeathers were silvery white. And would they take a chicken?
2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Blue Silkie, 1 White Silkie, 1 Brown Red Modern Game banty , 1 Black Modern Game banty, 1 Black Sumatra, 1 Golden Campine, 1 Bearded Buff Laced Polish, 1 Silver Birchen OEG banty,
1 Quarter Horse Paint, 1 Black Maine Coon cat, 1 Seal point Ragdoll, 1 American Brown Tabby Shorthair, 1 Jack Russell Terrier, and several Comet Goldfish.
Edited by Campine Lover - 3/10/10 at 10:01pm