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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 12:57 am
by Marbzy
10:57 ... and drops it back on the floor
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10:59 T53 is really into sticks
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11:01 Are these two a prospective couple?
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:01 am
by Marbzy
11:04 Just a guess again, but T90's snow-white head suggests young age to me
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11:05 The chick gets up - the head is down, but the intruders don't seem that threatening anymore
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11:09 And then they leave, first T90, then 53 (pictured)
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:04 am
by Marbzy
11:17 The chick relaxes a little
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11:31 Another visit is on the cards
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11:32 Dad produces a quality landing (applause!)
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:06 am
by Marbzy
11:34 Inevitably, a feeding follows
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11:35 A hearty brunch
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11:37 Dad's done his duty
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:11 am
by Marbzy
11:47 Another guest - the chick's reaction is clear enough
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11:48 Would you mind staying away from me, you T38?
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11:48 T38 cannot really come near the chick because Dad has stepped in (it all happened too quickly, I'm afraid)
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:17 am
by Marbzy
11:48 Following his determined defence of the chick and of the nest, Dad decides to extend his stay at home
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11:51 Another tourist approaches the nest - Dad rushes towards his landing spot
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12:01 In the wake of his heroics, Dad remains to the right of the nest (excuse the language: "wake", "remains", ... been here too long?)
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:19 am
by Marbzy
12:04 Desserts?
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12:04 The chick's enthusiasm for food knows no limits
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12:05 The little one is left to his/her own resources again
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:23 am
by Marbzy
12:23 And then things go from good to better
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12:24 Mom is about to cook another meal
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12:24 The chick does his/her best to convince Mom to start serving
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:26 am
by Marbzy
12:25 I demand more
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12:31 It's a fairly long meal by the current standards
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12:34 Mom is gone now
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:30 am
by Marbzy
12:36 No, this is not Mum anymore - the chick's got another visitor
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12:39 The visit takes just over three minutes and is relatively peaceful (I can't recall any violence or aggression from the apparently untagged guest)
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12:42 Stretching
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:33 am
by Marbzy
13:35 Now, who is it this time?
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13:35 Another foreigner, obviously: K70
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13:36 The chick seems scared, but this visitors refrains from all forms of nastiness (unless I've missed something)
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:35 am
by Marbzy
13:41 Peace has been restored
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14:12 Time for action
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14:13 The afternoon sees plenty of activity from the chick
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:42 am
by Marbzy
14:44 There are jumps and attempts to stay up in the air for a moment, there is lots of vigorous and rhythmic flapping on the wings - it's amazing to observe how the chick is developing more and fluency and coordination with respect to these moves
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15:14 The chick tries to atract the attention of a food truck, but no parent (or any other griffon) comes home
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15:54 It's a bit hot again (daytime temperatures are up to the low 30s)
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:44 am
by Marbzy
16:08 More exercises
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19:06 Relax, little one, while you can
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19:50 A reflection on the day's work?
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 1:45 am
by Marbzy
19:51 Back in bed
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21:42 Good night!
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The little griffon has been around for 103 days now.

Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 12:17 am
by Marbzy
5 June

02:00 Sleeping on the floor
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10:04 Bored but watching
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10:42 Preening
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 12:19 am
by Marbzy
11:14 And...: Action!
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11:15 Mom's about to start feeding the little one
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11:15 The chick's fishing in Mom's beak
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 12:24 am
by Marbzy
11:16 The chick is using the whole body to solicit another helping
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11:16 Success!
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11:17 Not a morsel can go to waste
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 12:26 am
by Marbzy
11:17 This stupendous performance goes on
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11:19 Mom's had enough
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11:19 The little one keeps calling
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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 12:29 am
by Marbzy
11:19 T53 has responded
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11:20 T53 has just wandered off to the right (to take a closer look at a prospective home?)
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11:21 T53 has sort of become a regular here
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