Micah did some editing recently on footage from an outing he and I had last summer. We were out looking for turkey vultures to film for an upcoming poetry reading, which should not have been difficult; TV’s are everywhere here in central Pennsylvania. Heck I’ve even seen a few black vultures the last couple of years, inching their territory a little further north into our back yard. So how hard should it have been to find one or three circling above us, riding a late afternoon thermal? Sigh, actually it wasn’t hard, except we were driving, and there was no way to pull over and get it on film. Plus, even if we had, I doubt the zoom on the camera would have been sufficient.
In the end we gave up and did what all good birders, poets and film makers eventually do. We had lunch.