Last week I had a fantastic look at a large flock (maybe 50 or more) of vultures at Great Falls Park . They were all coming in to roost on the rocks on the Maryland side of the falls. It was spectacular to see them come in. I had never seen so many at once before. I can understand the sentiments at the hospital - for many , the vulture is a "bad" symbol. It's a shame, at the risk of sounding insensitive, they are innocent creatures that have nothing to do with what people project onto them. Like so many other wild creatures, they are being pushed into human areas due to the loss of their habitat. Karen Nyere You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.