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What are all those turkey vultures in Almaden eating? (1 Viewer)

LucaPCP

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Today I was hiking in Almaden Park (San Jose), and there were very many turkey vultures circling around. I did not see a single one of them landing to eat.
It's my understanding that turkey vultures eat carrion, correct?
I was surprised by their number; I saw up to 10-12 in the air simultaneously ... what do they eat? How can there be enough dead animals for them to feed?

I also saw a red-tailed hawk hunting from his perch on a power line tower, and that was quite cool to witness.

Luca
 

Cahanc

Cahanc
It could be that there was a carcass visible only from those heights or maybe they were just riding some thermals? Sounds like a nice day though.
 

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