Saturday morning had me up and out much earlier than my usual hour, but was well worth it. The vultures have returned in a huge venue this year and they like to ride the breeze high above my house. I do feel a bit jealous at their calm floating on the winds as they drift along, as long as I don't remember they're looking for a dead meal.
Well, Saturday, they took a break from the sky and settled onto the trees in the backyard.
Here's half of the venue
And here's the other half (about one house down)
This one seems to like showing off
much more effective than an alarm clock!