BUZZARD’S DAY

Buzzard’s Day in March 15th, which is a day to celebrate the arrival of migratory buzzards back to their nesting ground in the beginning of the Spring season. Buzzards are birds of prey called vulture’s and they are found throughout the world. Vultures are birds seen scavenging on the carcasses of dead animals. Vultures rarely attack healthy animals, but may kill the wounded or sick. When a carcass has too thick a hide for its beak to open, it waits for a larger scavenger to eat first. Vultures have corrosive stomach acid which allows them to safely digest putrid carcasses infected with botulism, hog cholera, or anthrax bacteria, which would be lethal to other scavengers. Here is a Turkey Vulture in northern Arizona.

TURKEY VULTURE

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