There are many Black Vultures in this area.

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Black vultures have a white underside.
[A vulture with its wings fully outstretched flies overhead. The center part of the feathers closest to the body are black while the ones further out, including ones its tail, are whitish-grey.]

Most mornings I would find black vultures perched on a lamp post in the parking lot on the north side of Beach Boulevard. I like how they evenly space themselves.
[The two spokes of the lamp post stick out 180 degrees from each other above the tree tops. There are three birds on each segment of the post and one in the middle-joining piece.]

The next morning the black vultures were playing 'see how many birds fit on the lamp post'.
[There are seven birds on each spoke, one in the middle, and one on each light below the post for a total of 17 birds.]

From over 30 foot in the air this black vulture watched me.
[A black vulture perched on a large branch of a pine tree has its head bent downward so it is looking directly at the camera.]

The colorful outer wing of a black vulture.
[Viewing the vulture from the back, the left wing is outstretched showing the off-white centers of those feathers. The left wing is folded on its back. It's standing on the ground with one foot as if it just landed.]

This wood stork appears to be sneaking up on the black vulture. In reality the wood storks were fishing in the water off to the left of this area and the vultures were waiting for leftovers.
[Wood stork is walking through the grass from left to right. A black vulture stands in the grass on the right. This vulture has a grey head and all the rest is black. Its body is nearly as big as the wood stork's.]

There must be a dead something nearby.
[Two vultures standing atop a fence. One faces the camera while the one beside it looks at the other while facing the opposite direction.]

These two are squabbling over the remains of an armadillo on the sidewalk.
The armadillos tend to move across the road much slower than the cars and the vultures clean up what is left.
[The remains of a dead armadillo are strewn across the sidewalk. The adult vulture on the right stands nearly on top of one part of the remains. A juvenile vulture stands a bit further away from the remains on the left.]

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