Vulture Roost

Here's the neighborhood vulture roost at sunset, with half of the birds still incoming.

As we did last year, we're regularly one light-colored Buteo soaring with the vultures when they return, and occasionally a second. Ferruginous Hawks, from their markings, and we speculate that they might be using the vulture flock as cover while hunting prairie dogs and jackrabbits. I know I would, in their shoes.