It is not unusual to see vultures in the Hudson Valley. They are native to our area and quite abundant. Seeing a group of vultures is not really out of the ordinary. As a matter of fact, it can be expected this time of year when the deer seem to be hit more often by cars.

New Paltz, New York is a town where you are likely to see just about anything so seeing vultures would not be considered shocking. Typically you can see vultures sitting on rooftops in New Paltz warming themselves on cold mornings over a home's heat vents. Rooftops are one thing but what about a group of these big black birds at a shopping area?

What do You Call a Group of Vultures

Walter Marquez
Walter Marquez
loading...

Recently a large group of vultures has been calling Water Street Market home. The kettle of vultures flies in landing in trees and on fencing in the parking lot near the Antiques Barn. In flight, they are called a kettle of vultures, once they are set up on the fence the group is then referred to as a committee, and if you ask me it really does look like a meeting.

SEE Also: Red Apple Rest On Route 17 in Orange County Gone For Good

I heard about this group from some friends who had seen them but it wasn't until this morning I got to see them for myself. There had to be at least 20 of these big black birds sitting in the trees and on the dumpster, the Market uses for refuse.

PQ
PQ
loading...

Why Are These Vultures Gathered in New Paltz New York

When I got out of my car to investigate only one bird stayed on the parking lot fence the rest either flew down to the dumpster or up into the trees. It seems that the Water Street Market dumpster has turned into their morning meeting site.

Paty Quyn
Paty Quyn
loading...

What I found funny is that Water Street has a great coffee shop where many people enjoy getting their morning coffee and now it seems the vultures have caught on. I don't really think that this committee of vultures is coming for the coffee. I think it is more about the goodies they are finding in the dumpsters that are tossed out by the restaurants at the market.

PQ
PQ
loading...

There are five delicious places to get food at Water Street Market and they all use the dumpster so I am thinking that the vultures have struck pay dirt. Now that the secret is out I expect the group will grow.

Get our free mobile app

Own Land with an Island in the Wallkill River in Gardiner New York

Island for Sale in the Wallkill River

The house for sale at 1091 Albany Post Road is small but stunning. The 70-plus acres that come with the sale are beautiful but the best part of this house is that you will also be the proud owner of an island in the Wallkill River in Gardiner New York.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

Hudson Valley Restaurants Where You'll Want to Eat at the Bar

Chances are your favorite Hudson Valley Restaurant in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, and beyond has an awesome bar. Next time you are at your favorite lunch or dinner spot consider a seat at the bar for your meal. I tried it once because the dining room was booked and now the restaurant bar for food and drinks is sometimes my preferred choice. Here a some of the ones I have discovered that you can enjoy.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

 

More From 94.3 Lite FM