November 5th, 2014. I came upon this wake (group) of Black Vultures on my morning ride. Usually, I find vultures around a carcass close to the road and they fly off as I approach.
This carcass was back from the road. The vultures weren’t too bothered by my presence and I was able to get some reasonably good images.
And I learned some interesting terms for gatherings of vultures. According to Wikipedia, group of vultures is called a wake, committee, venue, kettle, or volt.
Kettle refers to vultures in flight.
Committee, Volt, and Venue refer to vultures resting in trees.
Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.