Konza Prairie Girl Color Pallette

Konza Prairie Girl Color Pallette

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Winds of Spring

...can bring sadness

A truly exquisite robin's hard-made nest...

The winds here are beyond the telling.

This must have fallen not 30 minutes before i arrived.

More later...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vultures Can Dance in the Konza Winds

The Kansa Wind drove some pioneers batty, I am sure...Now, three days of increasing wind broke last night with thunderstorms. When it is 10-20 mph in town, it is 35-60 sustained in the Flint Hills/Osage Questas. here are some youtubes to see hear for yourself: These were taken over the past 48 hours.

Vultures and a crow eating and dancing with gusto as the wind allows:
In this first link, at 45 seconds the turkey vulture does a little dance. Vulture in Wind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jy4nPI1Qds

and high winds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBCUjUJ0D6k
and chowing down- from indoors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXkkqIbeEk4
(the lack of wind noises is significant)
 and close up turkey vulture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veHTbdJhTZo
Grass wind/Trees wind:
kansas wind on grass (39 seconds) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvZFXsMx5aE
on trees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrN3-u-qto4

These were taken about 4-30-2010

I took some video at the height of wind strength but it was so dark i'll have to change the exposure to see them.
why so sad...
click to enlarge...

Vultures In Perspective
A Vulture Sortie with Crow Escort

Doing God's Work
Vulture in Light
Vulture in Kansas
Turkey Vulture in Kansa Wind
Kansas Sky in April
Turkey Vulture Riding Flint Hills Winds
Let's Get Something to Eat