Vultures all over the world

Any kind of vultures all over the world
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The visit comes to an end after nearly 20 minutes:
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In the evening things go back to normal:
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El macho's shift is set to continue into another day:
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18 April

In the morning, the male is right where we last saw him (he just stands up to make sure he can be identified correctly:
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At 10:33 the cam zooms in on el macho:
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The male, the white stains on his wing, the yellow band, the egg and... the plastic bag
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In the afternoon, el macho was troubled by more visitors:
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And this one was to be a close encounter:
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It's familiar scenes up to this point:
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The intruder comes flying at really close quarters:
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The egg is in grave danger:
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El macho is absolutely livid:
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Thankfully, the intruder has taken the hint:
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El macho takes some time to calm down:
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Eventually he resumes brooding:
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12 minutes later another airspace infringement occurs:
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On this occasion, the intruder does not make it into cam view:
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The male is keeping guard over el huevo:
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Finally he can roll the egg in piece:
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Into the 54th hour of his shift, the male rises again and makes some room for his partner:
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And la hembra duly obliges:
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10 seconds later the male is off:
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The female gives the egg a spin:
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Naturally, el macho is soon back (with some nest material):
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The male leaves a total of six times:
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And returns five times with nest material:
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From his final errand...:
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... he brings an XL size stick:
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Where shall we put it, dear?
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The sixth and final takeoff:
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The early hours of the female's shift pass peacefully:
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She can take advantage of the benevolent weather:
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Good night, la hembra!
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19 April

The day's coverage started with la hembra comfortably on the egg:
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She exercised a bit every now and then:
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She then placed a stick or two in front of the egg to make it invisible from the cam's perspective:
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She then enjoyed her siesta:
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But the afternoon was to turn out very busy:
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These are her reactions to the first major disturbance of the day:
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The male arrived to lend her a wing just before 5 pm (as seems to be his wont):
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The female left half a minute later:
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Hardly had the male settled on the egg when she came back:
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She made her partner get up:
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But then she left him on his own in the nest again:
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El macho looked a little confused, but he soon had some defending to do:
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The female returned at 17:03:
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She got the male to rise one more time:
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And sent him away to the roost:
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Seven minutes later the male took off and it seemed as though things might go quiet:
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But then an intruder came flying in...:
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... and made an attempt to land way too close to the nest:
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La hembra rose in a fury to defend the egg:
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But almost instantly her partner, leading with his claws, came into view:
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The intruder is likely to be suffering from backache for the next few days:
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That was a close encounter:
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The female took some time to calm down:
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It seems that there may have been more strangers in this couple's airspace.

Eventually, the male came back with a stick which he then laboriously placed near the rim:
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Next he proudly stood guard over la hembra, el huevo and all:
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He left again at 17:26...:
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Only to come back at 18:47:
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