Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Post by Marbzy » June 2nd, 2020, 11:48 pm

14:45 The chick appears a little disgruntled
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14:46 (S)he spends a few minutes arguing with an invisible interlocutor
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14:48 The chick keeps yelling
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Post by Marbzy » June 2nd, 2020, 11:52 pm

14:51 And yelling
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15:35 At least the other vultures in the colony have left the chick in peace today
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17:04 The camera zooms out - the chick is still in the very centre of the picture
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Post by Marbzy » June 2nd, 2020, 11:56 pm

17:55 We're back from another visit at the Egyptians'
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18:55 Adjusting the plumage, getting ready for bed possibly
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20:46 Good night!
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Tonight the chick is 101 days old.

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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 10:32 pm

3 June

02:44 The small hours
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09:53 Good morning! The chick looks as innocent and little as ever
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10:34 The cam zooms out, but the chick is all alone
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 10:35 pm

11:25 PS-related gymnastics
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12:07 Yesterday's food has long since been processed
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12:12 The chick is about to receive a visit
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 10:41 pm

12:13 It's T53 (not to be confused with K53)
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12:14 T53 shows who is the boss (initially the intruder tugged the chick's tail feathers though with no great force)
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12:14 The chick gets a reprieve
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 10:45 pm

12:18 It seems that a beating is inevitable
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12:19 T53 crouches alongside the chick and tries to grab the the chick's neck with his/her own beak
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12:20 The visitor does not drop his/her guard completely - (s)he turns nervously around a fair number of times)
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 10:49 pm

12:22 The chick's neck gets another licking
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12:25 Just my luck... What a reversal!
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12:25 You can only wonder whether any fighting occurred, but from the chick's perspective T53's visit is ancient history at the moment
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 10:51 pm

12:26 The feeding continues
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12:27 Mom keeps responding to the chick's pleas
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12:28 It's hard to remain indifferent in the face of this manner of begging
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 10:53 pm

12:29 Mom keeps delivering...
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12:29 The chick keeps throwing him-/herself onto the floor
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12:31 Enough, Kiddo!
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 10:57 pm

12:32 Mom walks over to her platform (in leaps)
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12:32 And off she goes
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12:33 The chick is coming to terms with Mom's departure
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 11:06 pm

12:37 On the back of the hearty lunch, it's showtime!
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12:38 The crop's half-full and gone is the snow-white colour of the chick's neck
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12:39 Count my feathers
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 11:10 pm

12:42 Here's a first: the chick starts from the highest point of the ledge and comes down the gentle slope running, jumping up, and flapping the wings with zest
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12:42 Did you see me?
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12:44 Who have we got here this time? The chick' reaction is somewhat hostile
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 11:12 pm

12:45 Another tourist: T94
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12:45 That was a short visit - T94 did not even come near the chick
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14:07 Shall I do more exercise?
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 11:15 pm

14:59 What a joy it must be to feel that breeze under the wings
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15:34 Dad's home and feeding (I seem to have missed the best part)
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15:34 Impressive body language
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 11:18 pm

15:35 Dad cuts his own stay short today
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15:36 The chick's protests bear no fruit
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16:03 Sitting on the edge
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Post by Marbzy » June 3rd, 2020, 11:21 pm

19:42 The evening sees little activity other than preening
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20:53 A piercing stare to get the night under way
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22:26 Good night!
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The chick is 102 days old tonight.

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Post by Marbzy » June 5th, 2020, 12:46 am

4 June

02:25 Sleeping on the ground
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04:25 Sleeping or preening
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10:47 Good morning!
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Post by Marbzy » June 5th, 2020, 12:51 am

10:51 I somehow managed to miss the arrival of these two
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10:51 Repeat offenders: T53 and T90
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10:53 They are not really concerned with the chick
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Post by Marbzy » June 5th, 2020, 12:55 am

10:55 There is little if any hostility towards the chick from these two
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10:55 Not being knowledgeable enough I'd say these two are assessing the ledge
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10:56 T53 picks up a stick...
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