Two Ashburn moms have really gone to the birds

The duo is poking fun at the highly publicized vulture problem in the Broadlands neighborhood.

Two Ashburn moms are having a little fun with the vulture problem facing the Broadlands neighborhood. They dressed up as the unpopular birds and went on a hilarious photo shoot around the neighborhood.

Kate Amstutz and Jen DiDonato both live in the Broadlands. And Amstutz is a professional photographer, so she knows a thing or two about taking a memorable photo. “My motivation was just to make people laugh at an otherwise (crappy) situation,” Amstutz told The Burn. “If you’ve seen the Hillside (Elementary School) playground, you know what I mean.”

The Broadlands made headlines last week when it was announced that the HOA and Loudoun County Public Schools were bringing in experts to try and scare away a large flock of vultures that has settled in the neighborhood.

Vultures on roof of a home in The Broadlands. (Image: Steve Kapinos)

Residents say the vultures — 150 of the birds or more — defecate on rooftops and playground equipment and damage buildings and vehicles by picking at rubber parts. You can see our coverage of the problem — and a response from a local wildlife expert — here.

Amstutz says she found the costumes on eBay and calls them “the best impulse purchase of my life.” Enjoy the rest of the photos below.

Images: Kate Amstutz




1 Comment
  1. Kiara 2 years ago

    They look like they’re having a lot of fun!

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