Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

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Re: Griffon Vulture Webcam in Israel

Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:23 pm

07:52 Nearly there:
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07:52 The leap is good enough:
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07:52 Dad takes a moment to identify the "intruder":
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:26 pm

07:53 He leaves the box...:
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07:54 ... only to come back under a minute later:
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07:56 Two potential offenders: J80 and 2E5 (only the beak has made it):
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:30 pm

07:58 Admittedly, J80 hasn't harmed the chick at all yet (J80 is both rachitic and either juvenile or immature at best, not really cut out to be a bully):
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08:41 The parents have left - this could spell trouble:
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08:41 2E5, looking very Dad-like, has come all the way around the box:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:44 pm

08:42 And now for some action:
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08:42 This isn't looking good for the nestling:
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08:42 2E5 has caught the top of H17's wing with the right foot:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:47 pm

08:42 But the tables are soon turned on 2E5:
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08:42 Dad's the boss:
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08:42 Mom is back too:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:49 pm

08:44 This'll keep 2E5 away for a while:
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09:08 Mom surveys the neighbourhood:
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09:33 There's no way through for 2E5 (on the ground):
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:52 pm

10:24 Danger!
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10:32 Mom's out to enjoy some sunshine and send a message to potential bullies:
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10:35 Mom chases 2E5 away:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:54 pm

10:50 A tense standoff develops:
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11:09 2E5 breaks the deadlock:
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11:09 A couple of ugly pecks find the chick's head and neck:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:57 pm

11:09 Dad takes a moment or two to get up from the ground:
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11:09 No questions are asked:
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11:10 Dad claims back control:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 9:58 pm

11:38 The chick analyses his/her options...:
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11:38 ... and is gone:
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11:38 Well and truly:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:01 pm

11:38 Just 25 or so seconds later the chick enters the restaurant:
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11:39 It's the chick's second visit here:
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11:39 And an opportunity to do some flying practice:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:03 pm

11:39 The chick comes to ground...:
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11:41 ... and stays with the wings out for two minutes:
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11:41 The juvenile turns around and leaps towards the nest:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:06 pm

14:02 Having stayed out of the nest box for over 2 hours now, the chick re-enters the dining arena:
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14:02 Did curiosity kill all these animals?
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14:03 Another lively leap:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:08 pm

14:05 The chick remains in view and even tastes some carrion:
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14:05 Going home?
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14:06 The chick finally gets out view:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:11 pm

14:07 Which way now?
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14:08 Dad's made room on his favourite hillock:
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14:08 Both the parents are in - to cheer the chick on?
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:14 pm

14:11 The chick attempts to climb back in (now that Dad's made room in the nest):
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14:11 Mission accomplished!
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14:11 Mom's gone before the chick has got into begging frenzy:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:16 pm

15:03 They say griffons have amazing eyesight; Mom's sense of hearing is equally good:
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15:07 She already knows...:
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15:08 J80 follows in her footsteps:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:18 pm

15:09 Mom, Dad and J80:
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15:10 And now for the day's menu:
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15:11 Sheep no. 1:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:22 pm

15:11 Sheep no. 2:
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15:11 Sheep no. 2 is moved a little closer to the camera:
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15:12 One of the men who delivered the carcasses opens the sheep's body with a knife:
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Post by Marbzy » September 22nd, 2020, 10:25 pm

15:13 The men drive off:
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15:14 Mom (left) and 2E5 - from enemies to allies?
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15:14 The whole quartet (Mom, 2E5, J80, Dad):
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