Q: When an animal dies, Buford the Buzzard comes calling. Exactly what species are around here? Where do they hang out and wait for the dinner bell?
A: According to The Turkey Vulture Society (yes, there is one! vulturesociety.homestead.com), buzzards use an excellent sense of smell to find their food. Turkey vultures, Cathartes aura, roost in groups, usually in large trees away from humans and noisy animals. They spend most of the day soaring. In rural areas, they watch other buzzards and follow them to the ground if their friends find a delectable deceased deer in a clearing.