Griffon Vulture Webcam in Portugal

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Griffon Vulture Webcam in Portugal

Post by Jo UK » March 16th, 2011, 11:33 pm

As there is no webcam on a Black Stork nest in Portugal this year, we can view a Griffon Vulture nest instead.

http://grifos-na-web.blogspot.com/

I am looking at the live stream now. It is night, of course, but it must be moonlight. I see the moving silhouette of a vulture. (But I was quite sure it was a stork, at first)

But IT IS a STORK!

Long beak. Long legs. I will try to get a pic -

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Post by garina do mar » March 16th, 2011, 11:38 pm

Yes!!!! It was a stork :loveshower:

She just left :rant:
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Post by Jo UK » March 16th, 2011, 11:44 pm

I am so pleased that you saw it too!

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Post by garina do mar » March 16th, 2011, 11:54 pm

Just sent you some pics :shake:
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Post by Jo UK » March 17th, 2011, 12:03 am

Yes, thanks. Here they are! I am posting 3 of the 4 you sent.

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Post by Jo UK » March 17th, 2011, 12:04 am

Garina, that third picture looks like daylight!
When did you take it?

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Post by Jo UK » March 17th, 2011, 12:06 am

Here is the date and time of that third pic. It is bright, down there!
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First pic - time vlcsnap-2011-03-16-20h26m11s225.jpg

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Post by garina do mar » March 17th, 2011, 12:08 am

The hours are on the name of the pics!
the 3rd is 18h33 (day light), the middle one 18h53, and the first 20h26 (moonlight)
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Post by Jo UK » March 17th, 2011, 12:09 am

Thanks. I have posted it now!

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Post by garina do mar » March 28th, 2011, 12:27 pm

Hi all :wave:
There is still an egg, but the GV chick may come out :bounce: at any moment :rolleyes:
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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2011, 12:43 pm

What exiting!! :slap:

I have watched here now for some time, the GW has been moving, changing postion, stepped to stand, and settled down again..

10:48
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Post by garina do mar » March 28th, 2011, 4:58 pm

It's done :bounce:
I haven't seen the chick yet. But the empty egg shell yes
(in the blog there is a video clip)
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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2011, 6:28 pm

Congratulations from Northern Europe! :loveshower: I saw as the other parent came, and the first one left. How carefully the parent stepped on the nest, and looked head down behind the corner. There the chick is!!

16:10 - 16:15

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Post by fireblade1 » March 28th, 2011, 7:10 pm

:loveshower:
Saw the little head
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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2011, 7:10 pm

:bounce: There!! Look, so tiny... oh dear. The chick was pushing his/her beak to the beak of the parent.

first some preening:
16:54

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:D Wellcome to the world!! Good luck! :thumbs:

17:00,..the all white there is the egg shell. Under it in the picture there is seen a small head and a tiny beak..

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Post by garina do mar » March 28th, 2011, 7:41 pm

I'm glad you saw it :loveshower:
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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2011, 7:47 pm

It was touching to see the chick head moving there for the first time. I think he/she was lively and interested on what there might be for him/her to eat..

I looked the European weather map, there seemed to be about +17 C today in Portugal. Let's hope that the night is not cold and everything goes on well! :wave: Parent's belly is warm enough in any case!
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Post by garina do mar » March 28th, 2011, 11:37 pm

Not as warm as you mention but not cold: during the day it can be quite warm.
But it's raining a lot :(
http://www.meteo.pt/pt/cidadeprev10dias ... idadeID=99
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Post by Betty30 » March 29th, 2011, 4:50 pm

Image :loveshower:

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Post by Olga » March 29th, 2011, 6:26 pm

The chick is seemingly bigger today than yesterday! But so small, tiny it still is.
I found a link where one can watch from video the birth of this Griffon Vulture:

Já nasceu a cria de grifo nas Portas de Ródão ..

The offspring of a grifo is born in Portas de Rodao, 28th March 2011, at 16:58

http://grifos-na-web.blogspot.com/

I see there is direct link to the nest, too. The chick was alone for a moment. But soon the other parent appeared with some stuff on beak.

16:25
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