Vultures all over the world

Any kind of vultures all over the world
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Post by Marbzy » April 4th, 2020, 11:02 pm

He comes back carrying another twig:
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The female grabs the twig, nearly making the male, who is climbing down into the nest, lose balance:
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Construction work follows as well as deliberation:
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Post by Marbzy » April 4th, 2020, 11:07 pm

Finally, the male's off for good:
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A vuelta de huevo to end the day:
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:10 pm

5 April

La hembra over el huevo:
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The moment my heart froze - first, a stranger approaches the nest, causing the female to get up (see above); then, the visitor lands close to the nest, and the female steps on the egg :shock:
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And then another vagrant lands next to the nest:
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:15 pm

The lady takes another step with unprecedented care:
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So this is why these visits by non-breeding birds can be so dangerous...
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The visitors come together for some secret talks:
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:24 pm

They both leave a minute later in the space of five seconds:
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El macho then arrived just before 11:11, carrying a stick. Construction work followed. After a minute the lady got up, and she took off at 11:12:24.

Then she came back with a stick of her own:
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She told the male to get up:
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:26 pm

The male got the marching orders:
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And he left:
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Only to come back after two minutes:
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:30 pm

Just look, la hembra, someone is trying to make sense of our behaviour. Let's have some fun
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And the male left again:
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Four minutes later, he was back with another twig
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:31 pm

And he got his female to move:
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Onto the branch:
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Careful...
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:35 pm

Away flew la hembra:
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Only to return five minutes later with a golden dead pine branch:
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Some decoration work followed and now el macho rose:
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:38 pm

The wife posed for photographers with the golden needles around her feet:
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And the male packed his bags:
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Three and a half hours later:
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:41 pm

The wife took five minutes to get up and then took to the wing:
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El macho climbed down to the nest:
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The female came back:
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Post by Marbzy » April 5th, 2020, 9:45 pm

Thankfully, the decided they'd had enough:
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And the female departed:
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El macho over el huevo:
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But for the scare at 10:49:35, a fairly ordinary day, wasn't it?

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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 8:41 pm

6 April

A wet and foggy morning:
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The male gets up and takes a stroll:
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And he pops off to the bathroom:
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 8:45 pm

The male inspects the egg:
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The weather improves in the afternoon:
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One wing goes out:
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 8:48 pm

And the wing stays there...
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Two minutes and it's still there:
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He's a bit restless, possibly looking forward to a shift handover:
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 8:49 pm

He's up one more time:
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Enter la hembra:
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Exit el macho:
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 10:20 pm

La hembra rolls the egg:
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El macho supplies a twig:
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Kisses:
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 10:25 pm

The legitimate male leaves:
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A curious encounter occurred at 17:40. Before the intruder could be seen, the incubating female braced herself for his visit:
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The visitor's feet can now be seen close to the top edge of the picture (don't be misled by the yellow band - la hembra would keep calm if this was el macho):
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 10:30 pm

The intruder descends into the nest, just to the left of the female:
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Put off by the female's attitude, the visitor just bounces off the rim of the nest... :
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... and is gone:
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 10:34 pm

El macho came back and stayed with la hembra from 19:01 till 19:24.

He returned again at 20:03...:
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... with a very cumbersome branch:
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He finally found a way to deliver the branch into the nest:
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