This observation is a continuation of an earlier post documenting observations made at an active Black Vulture nest. The previous article can be found here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 5.
On this visit we were shocked to find the baby vulture unattended when we arrived. We were also shocked by the baby vulture’s rapid growth. This juvenile has doubled in size since our last visit, and is about 3/4 of the size of an adult bird now. Flight feathers are beginning to emerge at the wing tips.
We waited for close to an hour before an adult vulture cautiously returned to the nest. Interactions between the chick and the adult were minimal.
This observation is continued here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 7