Black Stork nest in Portugal

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Re: Black Stork nest in Portugal

Post by asteria » July 9th, 2010, 4:34 pm

They taught to fly, at least one of them, he returned in the nest right now. Others are flapping their wings very actively.

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Post by fireblade1 » August 11th, 2010, 5:55 pm

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Post by garina do mar » August 11th, 2010, 6:30 pm

Hi all :wave:

Very nice pics from an adult griffon vulture :loveshower:

On the right side, on that "whiter" platform (you only see it on the 2 last pics, over the back of the GV) a young griffon vulture is doing training for the first flight. You can see it specially in the morning and end of the afternoon.

At this hour there are more than 40 degrees... :faint:
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Post by fireblade1 » August 11th, 2010, 7:09 pm

garina do mar wrote:Hi all :wave:

Very nice pics from an adult griffon vulture :loveshower:

On the right side, on that "whiter" platform (you only see it on the 2 last pics, over the back of the GV) a young griffon vulture is doing training for the first flight. You can see it specially in the morning and end of the afternoon.

At this hour there are more than 40 degrees... :faint:
Hey :wave:
Thank you very much. Very interesting information.

So there is no refreshment at the coast/beach.

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Post by garina do mar » August 11th, 2010, 7:32 pm

The nest is on the inland of Portugal. So it is always very warm or very cold
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Post by fireblade1 » August 11th, 2010, 7:44 pm

garina do mar wrote:The nest is on the inland of Portugal. So it is always very warm or very cold
So the heat is normal. I was in Madrid in August 2006.

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Post by fireblade1 » August 11th, 2010, 7:47 pm

Got her/him :2thumbsup:
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Post by fireblade1 » August 11th, 2010, 8:35 pm

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Post by alice44 » August 12th, 2010, 4:44 am

I think these vultures are so beautiful!

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Post by garina do mar » August 12th, 2010, 1:12 pm

He didn't show up this morning. Maybe he did his first flight very early in the morning (before 6:50 cam time).
We saw a young GV on the left bank of the river thos morning but it's not possible to know if it is this one
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Post by fireblade1 » August 12th, 2010, 5:50 pm

This is not the adult I saw yesterday. May be the fledge youngster :puzzled:
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Post by garina do mar » August 12th, 2010, 5:54 pm

Yes you are right :nod:

It's a young one, maybe the one from the nest above that is gaining courage to return "home".

You can see that is a young one because the beak is much darker and the head much more white
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Post by fireblade1 » August 12th, 2010, 6:29 pm

Thank you garina :wave:
And now he is viewable as a little dark point, I think
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Post by fireblade1 » August 12th, 2010, 7:31 pm

18:30h
Everything ok with this bird?
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But he is at that place for some hours now

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Post by garina do mar » August 12th, 2010, 7:48 pm

I believe so. GV do that many times, even adults.

He must be tired, there is too much warm there and a strong wind. And his nest is too high :whistling:
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Post by fireblade1 » August 12th, 2010, 7:55 pm

garina do mar wrote:I believe so. GV do that many times, even adults.

He must be tired, there is too much warm there and a strong wind. And his nest is too high :whistling:
There are not so many meters between his position and the water. I hope enough for the restart.

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Post by fireblade1 » August 12th, 2010, 8:24 pm

19:20h
He moved a little. Still there?
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Post by garina do mar » August 12th, 2010, 8:29 pm

Yes. Still in the corner of the platform. The platform is between 20 to 25 meters above the water. His nest is more than 20 meters above this platform.
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Post by fireblade1 » August 12th, 2010, 8:34 pm

garina do mar wrote:Yes. Still in the corner of the platform. The platform is between 20 to 25 meters above the water. His nest is more than 20 meters above this platform.
thank you. More than I thought. And I think I can see the dark tail feathers.

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Post by macdoum » August 13th, 2010, 4:36 am

BTW I think 40° is not normal temperature for inland Portugal,esp. beside a big river ? much too high. No wonder the bird is so exhausted,especially if its his first flight. Eh Garina ? what do you think ? :puzzled:
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