Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Look Alive! Vultures are Back in our Sky

Spring is pure magic. Every day, we are honoured to welcome back another species of bird to join those who tough out the long hard winters.

Thursday we were treated to the arrival of the turkey vultures.  You can't mistake them.

Soaring with  wings raised in a V and making wobbly circles, with long 'fingers' extending from the ends of their huge wings, they are fabulous flyers, riding thermals in the sky and using their keen sense of smell to find fresh carcasses.  We watched them for over five minutes, and not one of them had to flap a single wing, just riding the air.

Be glad they are here. They are a consummate scavenger, cleaning up the countryside one bite of their sharply hooked bill at a time, and never mussing a feather on their bald heads.

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