This broken limb is situated high above the ground in one of the tall red oaks that aligns our property. It is the perfect perching spot for turkey buzzards, owls, hawks and other winged animals. I'm sometimes lucky to capture these birds with my 18x optical zoom lens. The other night, FW and I witnessed a barred owl perched on this limb calling out to another barred owl somewhere nearby. It was a full moon so it was really cool to see and hear them calling back and forth to each other.
There happened to be a gang of 8 or more turkey vultures/buzzards perched in the tall oaks this day. I imagine they were scoping out their dinner in the open field below. They feast on recently dead carrion. Did you know that these buzzards are a protected species and it is illegal to kill them in the US? Turns out these ugly large winged birds play an important role in our ecosystem by disposing of carrion which would otherwise be a breeding ground for disease.