Friday, March 2, 2012

Cinereous Vulture - March 1, 2012

Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
Biking and birding on Geoje - life is good!
   Yesterday I took a drive up to Geoje's northwest coast to see if anything interesting was about.  I was more than a bit surprised to spot almost a dozen Cinereous Vultures circling over a small village - they're not seen very often this far south.  Later in the day, I was at the top of a small mountain with a friend when a group of vultures (probably the same group from earlier),  whipped past the peak about 20 feet over our heads.  An awesome sight - they've got three-metre wingspans after all!

2 comments:

  1. Hey Matt, nice shot of the vulture. Around Beijing they are usually distant specks! Great to see another birding blog from the Far East: good luck with it all! Terry

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  2. Thanks! It was a pretty intense moment - it felt like a small plane was about to land on us! I enjoy your blog as well - too bad about the loss of those reeds, it always hurts to see a favourite birding spot carelessly ripped up.
    Cheers!
    Matt.

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