Vultures all over the world

Any kind of vultures all over the world
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 10:39 pm

He wanted to place the branch to the right of the female, but couldn't find a way around her:
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So when the female refused to move an inch, he just walked onto her:
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He took his time while still standing on her back:
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 10:42 pm

There you go! Mission accomplished:
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A minute or so later, he finally persuaded her to get up:
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She hopped onto her perch:
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Post by Marbzy » April 6th, 2020, 10:48 pm

She was still there at 20:32:
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And then she departed at 20:34:
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El macho has earned himself a second night shift in a row!

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Post by Marbzy » April 7th, 2020, 8:43 pm

7 April

La hembra came back at 10:18:
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They seem never to come to the nest empty-beaked - this time she brought some moss (and soft soil to use as a cushion?):
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El macho got up, and the pair examined the egg:
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Post by Marbzy » April 7th, 2020, 8:53 pm

The male took off without undue delay:
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La hembra resumed incubation duties with passion - flat on the nest floor, with her neck bent up and head rested on a stick, she looks here like the most faithful of all faithful dogs:
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El macho came back with another unwieldy branch at 10:21:35 and left at 10:23:02:
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Post by Marbzy » April 7th, 2020, 9:04 pm

In the afternoon, the female had to endure the stress of another unsolicited visit - she reacts very differently (bristling all over, raising the tail, extending both wings and getting to her feet) to incoming strangers than to el macho:
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Again, she came close to stepping on the egg, but the talons of her right foot only shaved it:
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She slowly got back down on the egg, using her feathers to let the vagrants know what she thinks of them:
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Post by Marbzy » April 7th, 2020, 9:05 pm

Thankfully, this party didn't last long:
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An afternoon peak of activity usually occurs at this nest after 5 pm, and el macho didn't disappoint:
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He got the female off the egg, revealing a piece of something green (plastic string?) :puzzled:
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Post by Marbzy » April 7th, 2020, 9:24 pm

The female perched on the branch in the rain:
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Then the stream crashed several times.

Just before 7 pm, the male was up on the branch, and the female back on the egg:
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Danger! La hembra is doing another vuelta over el huevo. Fortunately, she withdrew the foot in midstep...:
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Post by Marbzy » April 7th, 2020, 9:25 pm

Buenas noches señorita!
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Post by Marbzy » April 8th, 2020, 8:36 pm

8 April

La hembra and el huevo in the morning mist:
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The right wing goes out, but this is just stretching:
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El macho delivers a branch on the stroke of 11:
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Post by Marbzy » April 8th, 2020, 8:56 pm

The incubation relay baton is passed to the male:
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These two certainly see beak to beak:
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The female is back in a couple of minutes with more nest material:
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Post by Marbzy » April 8th, 2020, 9:09 pm

Though the stream kept crashing today more often than not, it's clearly the male in charge of the egg in the afternoon
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4:15 pm - the scare of the day so far:
El macho raises his tail in preparation for a foreign threat:
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Then he gets up, his tail raised all the time, bristles and lowers the wings:
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Post by Marbzy » April 8th, 2020, 9:20 pm

The threat does not enter into cam view, but the male maintains the posture:
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Then he resumes incubation. It's an unusually quiet afternoon:
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No female, no strangers, even the YT chat, usually rather crowded, has gone dead:
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Post by Marbzy » April 9th, 2020, 7:58 pm

9 April

When the stream resumes in the morning, it's not easy to tell who is in the nest:
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The stream goes off and on, and off, and on... But it seems that it's the same bird all the time:
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At 8:25 the identity of the adult becomes clear:
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Post by Marbzy » April 9th, 2020, 8:01 pm

It's el macho's day today:
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He's in for another long shift:
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Presentation time:
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Post by Marbzy » April 9th, 2020, 8:09 pm

The stream becomes stable in the early afternoon. The male is synonymous with stability today, too:
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He's up against the elements again - it's very wet out there:
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Every now and then el macho gets up, does some exercise, retires to the rim to empty the bowels, exercises again, takes a few steps around the egg, rolls it, and lies down:
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Post by Marbzy » April 9th, 2020, 8:13 pm

While performing this routine just before 5:30 pm...:
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... he produces another heart-stopping moment:
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It looks like no harm's been done:
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Post by Marbzy » April 9th, 2020, 8:19 pm

Then fog descends:
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Is there any chance of nest relief tonight?
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If the weather stays like this, the answer is probably 'no':
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Post by Marbzy » April 10th, 2020, 6:48 pm

10 April

This is another very wet day right from the start:
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There have been no changes at the nest for almot two days now:
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El macho is being put to a real test:
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Post by Marbzy » April 10th, 2020, 6:52 pm

This is just exercise (but the male's right foot glances off the egg yet again):
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These breaks are coming at relatively short intervals now:
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Back to incubation:
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