Vultures all over the world

Any kind of vultures all over the world
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Post by Marbzy » May 23rd, 2020, 3:00 am

Dad seems to have just been to the loo:
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And this is how the day is brought to a close:
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Hatched on 12 May, the chick is officially 11 days old at the end of the day. A long, long way to go yet.

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Post by Marbzy » May 23rd, 2020, 11:53 pm

23 May

The day begins with the male already up and nursing the chick:
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Mom comes home early, too - at 8:37:
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Dad's off half a minute later:
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Post by Marbzy » May 23rd, 2020, 11:56 pm

He's back to his old ways - he returns after a few minutes with a new branch:
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A little twig rather:
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He leaves again at 8:47:
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Post by Marbzy » May 24th, 2020, 12:00 am

The green plastic bag :slap: has reemerged in the nest bowl area:
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It's getting warm (air temperature at Rascafria was forecast to reach mid-20s):
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A rare opportunity to see the chick clearly:
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Post by Marbzy » May 24th, 2020, 12:03 am

Dad returns at 13:36:
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Mom allows him to take over:
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I suppose everyone here has already got used to this sight:
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Post by Marbzy » May 24th, 2020, 12:07 am

The outline of the chick's wings may just about be made out:
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The male opens his beak to deliver a meal:
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Then he makes sure no uninvited guest comes to el nido:
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Post by Marbzy » May 24th, 2020, 12:09 am

Another little feeding, possibly:
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Getting ready for bed:
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Good night!
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 12:52 am

24 May - a busy day at el nido

A slow start to day (6:55):
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Both the chick and the plastic bag are doing fine:
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The chick lets out a yawn straight at the camera:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 12:55 am

The chick demonstrates the length of his/her neck (in Dad's shadow):
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Dad's a little angry:
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At least one unwanted visitor is getting on his nerves:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 12:57 am

Some 15 minutes later there's more trouble:
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The intruder flies just over el macho:
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The male gets absolutely livid:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:00 am

He beats his wings against the nest furiously three or four times:
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The female arrives at 12:53, crashing into the male, who's rather slow in making room for her:
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La hembra ends up with her head under el macho's left wing:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:03 am

Honey, I don't find this amusing:
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El macho leaves:
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La hembra shields the chick from the sun - and the plastic bag from the wind:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:11 am

A view of the chick's rear:
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The little one's tiny wings go up:
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And again:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:16 am

Mom keeps nudging the little one with one of her talons - she repeats the action at least four times giving the impression that it is deliberate:
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The little one's very lively today:
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The beaks make contact:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:20 am

Mom in extenso:
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She's likely a little hot herself:
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Another intruder approaches the nest (the branch low to the left of the nest is holding her tail down):
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:25 am

A classic militant black vulture pose:
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The intruder isn't quite gone yet:
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The chick has just got scratched by Mom one more time (curiously, I can't recall a imilar incident involving Dad, who is supposed to the inexperienced parent at this nest):
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:27 am

Has Mom's apology been accepted?
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Dad returns at 16:31:
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Before leaving, Mom catches the little one with her talons yet again:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:32 am

Mom leaves having spent just over 3.5 hours with the chick:
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She lingers on her perch for 3.5 minutes before take off:
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And 6 minutes later she comes back with some nest material:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:35 am

The same take-off procedure is implemented:
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She wasn't to be seen again today at el nido:
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Classic Dad:
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Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 1:37 am

Another stranger infringes the airspace around the nest:
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Peace is restored:
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Good night:
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