5:45 a.m. and three of us had a tee time at the Santa Rita Golf Course in Vail, AZ. We played nine before starting the workday. I thought I was doing pretty well until we reached the fifth tee.
We were greeted by a sight I'd never seen. Donte' Ormsby (who lives on the course) told us that these vultures roost in this huge tree every night. That's Donte' on the right. (He's the man who created my website mikeintucson.com)
The vultures were catching the day's first rays, stretching and talking amongst themselves, when Kevin Wood (left) stepped up to do the honors. Kevin's a REALTOR with Realty Execs in Tucson.
"Ready?" he said. He saw me with the camera pointed upwards, and expected that the birds would take flight when he rocketed the golf ball down the fairway. He was right. The birds didn't hang around.
Photos copyright Mike in Tucson