Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mid-week critter: Office visitors

My new office is situated in a valley that gets the early morning sun. As a result, we tend to get a large number of vultures that hang out on the building struts, sunning themselves and waiting for the thermals to start. However, it can be somewhat disconcerting to see a Very Large Bird hanging out right next to your cube.

Strange having these guys so close... but I sort of expect them to launch into this scene from the Jungle Book at any moment.

And then this morning, there was this odd sight. There's actually a vulture on the other side of the glass, wings spread wide to sun himself. His body is behind the pylon so you can't see it, just his Very Large Wing.

I should note that I move often when I'm at my desk. Just to make sure they know I'm not, you know, dead or anything.


  1. I'm jealous. They're are such fabulous birds. I often think about what the countryside would look like if there were no vultures.

  2. "What we gonna do?"
    "I dunno, what you wanna do?"

    Okay, so I'm not the only person that thinks of that when I see vultures!

  3. Dressager, haha! No, you're not the only one!