WILD NEW JERSEY: East Brunswick Patch: Vultures: Nature's Garbage Disposal
East Brunswick Patch: Vultures: Nature's Garbage Disposal
Photo Credit: Dave Moskowitz
Look up to the sky in East Brunswick on almost any day and huge black birds can often be seen soaring overhead. These are Turkey vultures and Black vultures. The Turkey vultures far outnumber the Black vultures but both can often be found with a bit of searching. The vultures also perch on the large antenna tower at the old Turnpike Authority building where Route 18 meets the NJ Turnpike, sometimes by the dozens. Both birds are big, really big...The Turkey vulture has a wingspan of 5 to 6 feet and the Black vulture, 4.5 to 5.5 feet.