Thought I would post a couple of pics of Harriet, our resident Black Vulture who has decided to hang around our garden in the backyard. We think she may have been attacked and injured by a stray dog in the neighborhood, who we have seen actively stalking and chasing other animals on numerous occasions. For the past few years, we have had a fairly large colony of Black Vultures take up residence in the trees at the back of our property.
Anyway poor Harriet appears to drag her left wing a bit when she walks around, and we have yet to see her fly. When approached she just hops away. The wing doesn't appear to be badly mangled and hopefully she just needs some time to recuperate and is not permanently grounded.
This pic shows about 1/4 of the Black Vulture Colony, which we have estimated to number around 160 individuals.
The following is just a short video of the vulture colony coming home to roost in the late afternoons.