The unique balance | Vultures on Grande Riviere Bay
During turtle nesting season, locally between the months of March to August (but I advise my friends to make sure and visit by July), many flock to the north east coast to experience, one of the largest surviving turtle species on earth, the Leather Back turtle nestling. The published and popular nesting beaches are Matura, Fishing Pond and Grande Riviere.
If possible try both night time and waking early at dawn to see the turtles, as both are unique experiences that offer something special for those that are open. Between the dark and early morning light allows you to see the turtles in entirely different ways. Please be a caring and thoughtful person and contribute to the systems in place with permitting, using authorized tour guides and tour operators and supporting the surrounding local communities.
There is a side of turtle watching that never escapes the curious visitor.
Enter the Vulture, otherwise called the Corbeaux are generally unloved birds that plays a vital part in natures clean up crew. These uncover and feed on the unhatched eggs, the hatching turtles and dead carcass while creating much needed balance they also obstruct the nesting process.
Below is a visual story of a wake of vultures feeding on Grande Riviere bay. Sighted one morning over my Carnival 2016 Weekend walk up and down the bay. Instead of taking to the streets for Carnival we took off to a quite trip for nature on the Northeastern Cost. The vultures kettle, fight, and volt. See full album here.
with love from Freeport;