Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Post by Marbzy » August 5th, 2020, 12:49 am

19:04 ... but the chick goes dancing anyway
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19:04 Mom has sensed that the chick will need another supper
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19:04 She starts to explore the feeding station
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Post by Marbzy » August 5th, 2020, 12:52 am

19:06 First she strays to the left
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19:10 She's found the cow (with a crow on its top)
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19:16 She spends quite a while dining
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Post by Marbzy » August 5th, 2020, 12:53 am

19:23 It's time to go back to the chick
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19:24 Here she is!
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19:25 Let's get the party started!
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Post by Marbzy » August 5th, 2020, 12:55 am

19:26 The chick gets a lion's share of the cow
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19:26 Hats off to Mom
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19:41 A little preening to end the day
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Post by Marbzy » August 5th, 2020, 12:56 am

21:26 Good night!
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The chick is 74 days old tonight and is increasingly finding the cradle a little cramped...

A note on the Negev camera(s): the stream is off.

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Post by Marbzy » August 5th, 2020, 11:49 pm

5 August

09:10 An ordinary morning
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09:24 A regular visitor
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09:34 Dad is keeping watch
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Post by Marbzy » August 5th, 2020, 11:52 pm

12:43 Mom has joined Dad
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13:02 An ordinary afternoon
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17:09 The chick's request for food is turned down
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Post by Marbzy » August 5th, 2020, 11:56 pm

19:01 More begging (an ordinary evening) - the begging is heard clearly in the feeding station camera
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19:16 Mom's instinct drives her back to the nest box
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19:20 Mom moved some hay around, but she did not feed the chick
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Post by Marbzy » August 6th, 2020, 12:00 am

19:20 Mom's just ordered 2E5 to find some other accommodation
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19:35 The chick decides to retire early today
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20:38 Good night!
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The chick is 75 days old. It appears that (s)he might start trying to sleep like an adult (standing up) in the next few days.

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Post by Marbzy » August 6th, 2020, 12:02 am

The southern stream is back - and so are the Egyptian vulture fledgelings!

13:24 Both the siblings are paying a visit to their old home
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17:10 Down to one
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17:26 The nest is empty
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Post by Marbzy » August 6th, 2020, 12:17 am

23:44 The nest is empty now too...
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... and it's time for me to step back. Over the next couple of weeks I won't be able to contribute much, though I'll do my best to keep an eye on the chick and the adoptive parents from time to time. The road ahead is still a long one - after all, the Negev chicks took around 20 weeks +/- 4 days to fledge, while the northern griffon is still a couple of days short of 11 weeks of age.

I'm aware that I have hogged this thread :wink: but if you feel like posting here, you're more than welcome.

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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:13 am

6 August

The Negev desert:

The Egyptian vulture chicks came back home:
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The nest upstairs was occupied by T90 and T53, two relatively young griffons (T90 is preening T53 in the image):
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They're a handsome couple, but probably still too young to raise a chick next season
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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:15 am

T90 and T53 left and were soon replaced by...:
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Dad produced a hearty lunch for the kid:
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Then the fledgeling was left on his/her own:
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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:19 am

This reminded me of how the chick had struggled to cross over to the northern section of the ledge:
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Watching the fledgeling this afternoon turned into a sentimental journey:
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Then Mom came to feed the youngster:
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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:21 am

Some good old begging followed:
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Facing the cliff, but watching over the shoulder:
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The fledgeling left at 16:42:
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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:25 am

One empty nest:
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Two empty nests:
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But the Egyptian vulture fledgelings came back for the night:
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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:28 am

Good night, vultures!
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The northern nest:
An adult griffon had stood on the camera:
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Fresh food was delivered at the feeding station:
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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:33 am

Three or four smaller animals were placed on the ground:
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Dad hurried across the station as soon as the truck had left:
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He was followed closely by J80:
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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:35 am

A whole crowd gathered some 20 minutes later:
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An attempt to establish a temporary feeding order:
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2E5 charged across the station:
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Post by Marbzy » August 7th, 2020, 12:38 am

And (s)he got his/her share of the sheep:
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Back at the nest Mom fed the little one:
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A little later she dined together with Dad:
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