I’m a birderer…

I killed a giant bird today with my car. I think it was a turkey buzzard. I was driving up OH-93 toward Jackson County about 9:30 a.m. to cover a story up there, and I saw this big bird struggling to take off on the right shoulder. I swerved a little to my left and hit the brakes, but I still connected with him. HUGE thud. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw the bird fall into the middle of the road, with feathers floating everywhere. I was stunned and felt so terrible! Sorry, Bird. :( Luckily, Lauren made me laugh when I told the story back at the station and said I probably saved a small dog or cat from being eaten by the buzzard. Still…I’m a bird murderer. A birderer.