Black Vulture has become something of a nemesis for me in Massachusetts. I've never chased one preferring that my first should come to me instead. But even so it's been frustrating to hear of multiple reports this year coming from towns like Wendall, Turner's Falls, Greenfield and other sites in Franklin County with none of them coming my way until today! Reports from further south and west in Massachusetts have become well established and I think we can look forward to more Black Vultures joining the Turkey Vultures in Franklin County in the near future.
Black Vulture - Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. May 25th, 2015. Upper bird in both images (with Turkey Vulture).
Roosting Vultures - Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. May 25th, 2015. Left most bird is a Black Vulture.
Two other Black Vultures roosting atop the rail are hidden from view at this angle.