Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 12:32 am

11:21 Mom must have chased T53 away
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11:21 My job is done, says Mom
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11:23 A mynah collects some griffon down
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 12:36 am

11:26 One chunk of food actually did fall to the ground - the chick is trying to eat it
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11:30 The little griffon develops a mohawk along the back
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11:33 The mynah returns
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 12:40 am

11:35 The chick is aware of the visitor, but does not seem to care
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11:37 Let's do some stretching (and flapping, and jumping in the air :nod: )
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12:04 Haven't we met before?
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 12:45 am

12:07 The chick may not appear too confident, but T53 is no bully (anymore)
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12:11 The white-headed guest likes sticks (this stick will eventually slip out of the vulture's grasp and down the cliff)
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12:13 Do they come together for a chat?
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 12:46 am

12:18 Alone again...
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12:29 ... but not for long. Here's Dad
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12:30 More supplies
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 12:51 am

12:32 That was a quick feeding!
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12:58 Here's a well-fed bird
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13:36 The chick's very talkative today
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 12:53 am

14:06 Here's another opportunity to assess the chick's crop
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14:10 Mom's back!
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14:12 Look down, Mommy
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 12:56 am

14:12 The chick's excited like a kid on Christmas day
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14:14 Food rules
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14:14 A gust of tailwind almost upends the begging chick
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:01 am

14:16 A few useful tips from Mother
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14:17 Bye!
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14:45 Pre-flying practice
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:04 am

14:46 Wing flapping is followed by gliding practice
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14:47 Count my feathers!
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15:24 Dad would be proud to see this
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:06 am

15:27 Dad may well have been watching!
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15:29 There's some begging (not as lively as earlier in the day)...
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15:30 ... but little reward
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:09 am

15:36 The chick is unable to distinguish the parents from other griffons...
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15:37 T38 is another regular
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15:37 T94 makes a cameo
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:13 am

15:38 Hey you, why did you drive through a red light yesterday morning?
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15:38 Both the tourists suddenly become alert
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15:40 Something is going on out of view
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:16 am

15:40 Here comes Dad to restore law and order!
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15:41 I might as well give you a bite since I'm here
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15:41 Dad leaves carrying away his bulging crop
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:19 am

16:41 It's gotta feel a bit hot out there
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16:44 Two new faces!
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16:45 And it's a lesson in counting
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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:22 am

16:45 OK, let's go and see some other flats in this neighbourhood, honey
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16:46 And one by one they left
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16:51 The camera operator then got bored of all these visits
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The chick, with no other birds in view, is right in the centre of the image, all alone and exposed on his/her ledge.

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Post by Marbzy » June 6th, 2020, 1:28 am

16:52 The camera spends the best part of the late afternoon focused on the Eqyptians
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18:34 The chicks have started to grow feathers
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22:08 Good night, little griffon
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The chick is now 104 days old. Though foreign visits to the nest have become the norm over the past few days, visitors to the nest are showing less aggression than they did say a month or even two weeks ago.

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Post by Polly » June 6th, 2020, 11:54 pm

Hello Marbzy :hi:

So is the chick now accepted, so to speak?
I'm surprised that this nest seems to be pretty lonely. Griffon vultures are colony breeders and very sociable. If I understand that correctly.

It will fly out soon ... . :innocent:

Have a nice Sunday Marbzy for you too! :nod:
"Let nature be your teacher."
(William Wordsworth)

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Post by Marbzy » June 7th, 2020, 12:36 am

6 June

01:31 Sleeping on the floor
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09:34 A very good morning
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09:52 Attention!
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Post by Marbzy » June 7th, 2020, 1:08 am

Between 13:00 and 13:25 the chick engages in lively exercise which involves jumping (both high jump and long jump) and flapping the wings, extending the wings as though for gliding, and picking up sticks from the ground.

13:27 The chick's developing into an exemplary juvenile with a couple of bare patches at the base of the neck
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13:55 Here comes Dad
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13:58 This is the first visit at the nest (at least) since 9:34
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