Juvenile Black Vulture

Discussion in 'Birds' started by drueter, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    I've been trying to get some good shots of this guy for a few days but he's always been too far away. He was hanging around just behind my fence today waiting on his parents to bring him some breakfast. Funny to watch -- he dances around and plays with anything loose on the ground, then chases the ducks and geese -- basically having a good time. As I've watched him in the past week or so, he loses a little more of the feathers from his head each few days and is starting to get harder to tell from his parents. He's almost as big as they are but still begs for food! Here are a couple from today -

    In the early morning light -
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    Too close for the 300 + TC14 to get him all in -
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    For comparison -- one of the parents - taken a couple of months ago.
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  2. Ugly bird......nice capture!! :D :D :D
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    OMG there after me again.

    Did Flew send these. lololol

    Good shots
     
  4. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Gale, I was thinking about you as I was taking these shots! Bryan -- They're ugly, but interesting to watch!
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    lol@don

    They are very graceful flyers and I have yet to get a good one...One of these day.

    I am honored that you would think of me. :>)))
     
  6. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Serious looking bird...all business!!!
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Don,

    First time I've ever heard of a vulture begging. I thought they just waited around for something to die. :lol:

    Nice shots. :wink:
     
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