Thursday, July 21, 2011


07.21.11 by colemama
07.21.11, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

"No room at the inn"! For whatever reason, the campus parking lot light poles are choice roosts for these buzzards...and they seemingly don't mind the crowded conditions, as community-minded as they are. It was kind of an eerie scene even though dawn was breaking on a new day - it looked like they were waiting for their freshly deceased 'victim' to appear!

Now that summertime is in full swing, I think that is exactly what the barely visible mosquitoes must be doing - waiting in swarms for that 'fresh meat' to expose themselves. I seem to be pretty 'tasty' as I examine (and scratch) bites from the last couple of days! Totch Brown referred to our healthy salt water mosquitoes from the Everglades as 'swamp angels' - a common expression from the experienced 'old timers'. Call them whatever you want, they are definitely thick this summer! Lorenzo Walker campus, Naples, FL


  1. What a sight this must have been. Great catch!

  2. Buzzards or buzzing - I'll take the buzzards. They are probably having a post dinner conversation.