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Besieged By Buzzards

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Swarms of black-winged buzzards and vultures circling the skies are unnerving, but wildlife officials say the birds' impact is more psychological than physical.

By SHAINA STOCKTON
Staff

Groups of black silhouettes circle the air over the hospital and hover around local businesses and residences, roosting in trees and giving some people the creeps.
During the winter months, scavenger bird sightings in the Twin County area have become more common. As vultures and buzzards settle in for their long winter’s nap, the community is not feeling quite as comfortable.
In fact, many questions from the public have been raised, such as concerns about sanitation and the potential for spreading diseases.


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