Tonight’s Performance

Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight we are honored to bring you…  (cue music from “Rocky.”)


Vultro il Magnifico!

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus.


Defying death while he perilously balances on the frailest of fallen logs…

The performance begins….

Risking wing and feather near the raging water’s turbulent edge.  Can he do it!!???

…He leans forward…

Yes!  He dips his head and sips the water!!

Unfortunately for his audience, he did his drinking on the far side of the log, blocking the audience’s view.

He takes a bow.  “Thank you!  Thank you very much!”

He graciously acknowledges his astounded audience.

To see larger images of these pictures, just click on the image.  Sadly, the performer is reclusive and does not give autographs.