Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 5:50 pm

12:15 And Mom uses this opportunity to take leave
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12:16 The chick will take a few minutes to come to terms with Mom's departure
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12:17 Is she still in the chick's seeing range?
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 5:51 pm

12:21 OK, so Mom's gone
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13:23 Digestion in progress
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14:21 The little one goes bananas again!
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 5:54 pm

14:21 The chick comes close to falling off the ledge...
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14:22 This is not going to be just another feeding!
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14:22 It's relatively plain sailing initially
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 5:57 pm

14:23 ... but then the chick has to pull out food from Dad's beak with genuine force
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14:23 The trouble is that that meat doesn't really want to come out
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14:23 The feeding turns into a little tug of war - Dad being the stronger of the two pulls the meat back in (together with the chick) and then tries to regurgitate what might be the same chunk over and over again
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 6:01 pm

14:24 The chick isn't that quick to let go of the meat
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14:25 They both keep pulling
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14:25 The chick actually seems thrilled to bits (Dad's more conservative in his reactions as he is forced to use his claws occasionally to hold he meat down)
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 6:02 pm

14:26 And here we go again
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14:27 Finally, Dad just turns around and leaves
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14:27 The chick will again take a long time to calm down
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 6:05 pm

14:28 Is that you, Dad?
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14:30 Oh, the disappointment!
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14:50 A little exercise...
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 6:08 pm

15:16 ... is followed by a move to the nothern end in search of shade
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15:54 It's got to be infernally hot out there (low 30s, officially)
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16:10 Another afternoon to survive
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 6:11 pm

18:08 Patience seems key
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18:55 The operator is caught napping
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19:16 That's better, thank you
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Post by Marbzy » July 1st, 2020, 8:46 pm

20:00 The chick is not going to fledge at the age of 130 days
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20:12 (S)he does get up from the ground, but having done some stretching...
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20:38 ... goes to bed
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Good night to the griffon chicks, 130 and 111 days old tonight.

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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 7:37 pm

2 July

00:27 A regular night check
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09:29 It's been a quiet start to the day (though I can't say anything about the 5-8 am bracket.
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10:06 It also seems that there have been no feedings today yet
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:14 pm

10:50 Gliding practice (watch the chick's left foot - it's almost ready to leave)
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10:52 The chick goes from the centre of the nest area to the three rocks on the right in two leaps
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10:56 Reward is coming!
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:17 pm

10:57 T49 has landed
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10:57 Dad begins to regurgitate for the benefit of his ever-hungry chick
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10:58 This is a much calmer affair than yesterday's epic struggle
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:19 pm

10:59 The chick encourages Dad to carry on
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10:59 It works - up to a point
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11:00 Unlike Mom, Dad tends to leave without deliberating
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:21 pm

11:01 Dad?
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11:05 The chick calms down five minutes later
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11:16 The little one resumes gliding practice
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:22 pm

12:41 So who's betting on the chick fledging today?
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13:32 Not in the mood...
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13:35 Now, who have we here?
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:26 pm

13:36 Double trouble?
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13:37 They seem to be T67 and T15 and fond of each other
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13:37 These labels are rather unfamiliar
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:29 pm

13:39 They're not regular visitors to the nest
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13:43 The two adults stay away from the chick for the entire duration of their stay
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13:43 The chick watches the other visitor disappear
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:33 pm

13:48 The chick is ready to claim the spotlight again
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13:49 This looks like a personal best from the little one
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13:52 A very convincing horaltic pose
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Post by Marbzy » July 2nd, 2020, 8:36 pm

13:56 The chick negotiates the tricky hollow with ease
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14:44 Now then!
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14:46 Griffon are said to have excellent eyesight
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