Around 11:30 this morning, March 23, at 4 Conger Street, I saw five Turkey Vultures flying north-east very low. I was making coffee near a window and the shadows surprised me. They were definitely kettling: slow vertical, fast horizontal movement. I’ve never seen them do it from so close. They were only one or two times the height of the trees – buzzing the houses and the trees and the trail in celebration of spring, I thought. A lovely sight. A symbol. One of many to come; they all count.
On Friday afternoon, March 21, we saw a single vulture just north of Peterborough.
John and Marie Fautley, Conger Street