Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Any kind of vultures all over the world
Post Reply
Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:18 pm

14:28 The chick's always eager to eat
Image

14:48 But the wait continues another 20 minutes
Image

14:49 The little one's beak is wide open
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:21 pm

14:51 The feeding is short, and Dad is off to the left-hand section of the ledge as is his habit
Image

14:52 The chick's extended neck is a sure sign of Dad's departure
Image

15:42 So what's up next?
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:24 pm

16:05 Moments before this scene, the chick started begging - but this adult griffon is no parent!
Image

16:05 The visitor looks quite like Mom, but (s)he's carrying no wingtags
Image

16:07 Tension!
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:29 pm

16:09 The visitor shakes his/her head nervously quite a lot. The chick stopped begging right after the stranger's arrival. The stranger, however, merely touches the chick's feathers (close to the tail) perhaps pulling one of them very gently once
Image

16:13 The guest is mainly occupied with his/her own plumage
Image

16:15 The chick turns a little to the left, but keeps his/her head down, not daring to look at the visitor
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:32 pm

16:17 This strange uncle/aunt is carrying a huge crop - a pity the chick couldn't take advantage...
Image

16:19 The chick can finally breathe a sigh of relief
Image

16:46 The little one goes bananas again
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:35 pm

16:47 The chick called correctly this time
Image

16:47 No cigar! Mom dropped in just to check if everything's all right
Image

16:48 Disappointed?
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:37 pm

17:40 Wing exercises are back
Image

18:39 The chick's melted like ice-cream
Image

19:13 Past 7 pm, the chick bursts into action
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:41 pm

19:17 (S)he's all over the ledge
Image

19:19 There's a bit of walking, a little running (!), and even two or three very low jumps (off both feet)
Image

19:23 Looks like the chick is now in the home straight (or at the start of the runway)
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 25th, 2020, 9:44 pm

19:56 It may take two or three weeks for the little one to get to the other end of the runway and take off for real - fingers crossed
Image

20:27 Just 7 days short of a hundred now!
Image

Good night!

Polly
Registered user
Posts: 1782
Joined: March 10th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Location: Germany

Post by Polly » May 26th, 2020, 8:18 am

The stranger, however, merely touches the chick's feathers (close to the tail) perhaps pulling one of them very gently once
A peaceful, calm visit ... a nice experience for the little one. :innocent:

And the thriller about the first flight continues... . :dunno:
"Let nature be your teacher."
(William Wordsworth)

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 3:41 am

Polly wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 8:18 am
A peaceful, calm visit ... a nice experience for the little one.
And very different from the two visits that took place on 30 April. I'll illustrate those unhappy encounters here when I have the time... First, though, it's:

26 May

01:19 Sleeping in standing position seems to have become the norm
Image

10:12 Good morning!
Image

11:07 But lying down on your belly is still fun
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 3:43 am

11:22 That's more like it!
Image

12:20 A curious little mynah
Image

12:30 Encouraging scenes
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 3:47 am

12:36 For once my intention was to capture a landing parent, but I was a fraction late (of course the chick had alerted me - and half the desert - of an adult's approach by shaking his/her semi-extended wings)
Image

12:36 The chick's down and on the ground - just the head is raised towrds Mom's beak
Image

12:37 That is a lion's share :shock: - not a little vulture's
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 3:51 am

12:38 The chick keeps digging in Mom's generous beak
Image

12:39 I want more
Image

12:40 A little uncharacteristically, Mom runs away to the left (that's what Dad would normally do - the lady generally takes off from the highest point of the ledge, just in front of the chick in the picture)
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 3:54 am

12:41 Now you can tell she's just left
Image

12:42 But that is not enough to make the chick stop
Image

13:14 Here's a happy chick with a nice round bowtie
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 3:57 am

14:54 Is the little one checking on the Egyptians?
Image

16:24 Well, that's exactly what the camera decides to do (the older of the two chicks is seen clearly, while the junior chick is just to his/her left)
Image

18:41 Are we going to see some exercises?
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 4:00 am

18:48 Or maybe not?
Image

18:59 This looks like a definite "no"
Image

20:37 Good night!
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 4:02 am

27 May

03:28 The chick will have done some walking in the dark, but is still sleeping standing up
Image

10:09 Dad's home (left), the chick is snoozing
Image

10:10 Dad runs to check on the kid
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 11:19 pm

10:11 Dad turns around and goes back to his spot
Image

10:11 And again :puzzled:
Image

10:12 It actually looks as though the chick has eaten too much and regurgitates - Dad's quick to clean up
Image

Marbzy
Registered user
Posts: 2364
Joined: June 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Location: Cracow, Poland

Post by Marbzy » May 27th, 2020, 11:24 pm

10:13 And then the chick goes back to his/her begging ways
Image

10:24 Bouts of begging continue as long as Dad remains on the ledge, but they are sporadic and short
Image

12:17 Time for action
Image

Post Reply

Return to “Vultures”