Birdchick Podcast: #100 Vultures, Vomit & Web Cams

How did we get here to the 100th Podcast? Thank you for listening! Someone in the New York Daily News was really excited to use the phrase "vomit bird" in a headline.

Community upset about vultures roosting in their neighborhood and running amok.  The reporter calls them turkey vultures but they sure look like black vultures to me.

In other vulture news researchers say vultures are changing the way we should age dead bodies left in the wild.

It was so sweet the way The Monitor wrote up about the awesome webcam at the Sabal Palm Sanctuary...too bad they didn't link to it.  Don't worry, I will.  Check it out here (you might see a green jay live). Tho all we've seen is at night and it's full of raccoons:

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 Birds are found dead on the University of Central Florida (migrating birds hitting windows).  I almost ignored the story apart from this guy, Adam Hull and what does he have to say about it? "Birds are known to do that. They're kind of stupid."  I'm guessing he's not a biology major...and looks to have a promising career in establishing guidelines for the TSA.

For those with two brain cells to rub together this a good reminder that it's migration and time for Lights Out.  Learn more at FLAP.