I know vultures get a bad rap but I think they are beautiful. We have many in our area that soar overhead often and occasionally drop their large feathers. On the day we bought our house we found two perfect feathers on the lawn. It felt like a good omen. Down the road a bit is their party tree; where they hang out most days, shuffling their feathers and shaking out their wings and chattering about who knows what. It always makes me gasp when I drive by and sometimes I pull over and put on my flashers and go watch nearby. I don't want to make them nervous enough to fly away so when a few start to flap I know it is time to go and leave them in peace to their gathering.