Vultures all over the world

Any kind of vultures all over the world
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Post by Marbzy » April 12th, 2020, 9:11 pm

... el macho delivers a withered pine branch:
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He informs his partner that he has fully recovered from his previous shift (3 days and 6 hours):
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And la hembra is away the next moment:
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Post by Marbzy » April 12th, 2020, 9:15 pm

La hembra, perched on a branch to the right of el macho, spreads her tail for take off:
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Back to business as usual:
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A quick stroll and egg inspection:
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Post by Marbzy » April 12th, 2020, 9:17 pm

There are some unseen visitors in the afternoon:
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The tail goes up, the wings come down, etc.:
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The wings are out, and the rocking gait begins:
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Post by Marbzy » April 12th, 2020, 9:20 pm

That danger is not quite over yet:
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Six minutes later things are quiet:
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Another minor threat passes overhead:
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Post by Marbzy » April 12th, 2020, 9:24 pm

With no noteworthy incidents to report since, it seems that el macho is in for another night shift:
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A tired hero with his head buried in his back:
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:18 pm

13 April

The male continues to attend to his nest duties:
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His feathers form an impressive pattern while he is engrossed in preening:
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What's this stick doing here?
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:22 pm

The male surveys the airspace above:
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Then he decides to get up...
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... and flex his muscles:
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:24 pm

El macho makes sure the intruder doesn't come near:
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Take that!
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The afternoon passed quietly:
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:27 pm

The male's shift ends in the evening:
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The female says hello to the egg:
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And the male takes off ten seconds after his partner's arrival:
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:31 pm

Naturally, he returns less than a minute later - with a clump of soft stuff in his beak:
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And of course he leaves again shortly:
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The female has little time to settle on the egg...:
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:35 pm

... because the male soon storms back with more nest material:
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Communication and/or affection?
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The male completes a total of six trips before disappearing for the night. Here he's brought a sizeable branch:
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:40 pm

El macho and la hembra - one vision:
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While the male is searching for more sticks, here's a chance to take a closer look at the green stuff (it turns out to be a plastic bag...):
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The male's penultimate stay at the nest today lasts a little longer:
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:45 pm

The male comes back for his final visit equipped with the biggest branch of all:
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He places it carefully on the rim:
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The final takeoff:
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Post by Marbzy » April 13th, 2020, 11:51 pm

La hembra by herself:
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Dead pine needles as an embellishment?
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Good night:
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Post by Marbzy » April 14th, 2020, 9:32 pm

14 April

La hembra surveys the neighbourhood:
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She decides to move the green plastic bag...:
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... a bit to the right:
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Post by Marbzy » April 14th, 2020, 9:37 pm

How d'you like it?
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Facebag:
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Apart from some fog and rain, there are no dramas in the afternoon. Finally, the sun comes out:
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Post by Marbzy » April 14th, 2020, 9:39 pm

She's been on her shift for just over 22 hours now:
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And she decides it's time to take wing:
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A minute later the male arrives at the nest:
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Post by Marbzy » April 14th, 2020, 9:44 pm

The male makes himself comfortable:
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And the female is back a few seconds later:
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The female gets the male to stand up and barges into him with her left side...:
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Post by Marbzy » April 14th, 2020, 9:47 pm

... throwing him off-balance (his right foot is in the air) and pushing him to the side effectively:
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She can now place a new clump of soft nest material right next to the egg:
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The male concludes that his services are not needed:
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Post by Marbzy » April 14th, 2020, 9:50 pm

He spends around a quarter on his perch...:
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... and sets off...:
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... before rain arrives:
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