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 10.

The baby vulture is now the size of a full grown adult, and black feathers are beginning to peek out from under the white, downy coat he wore as a chick.

What’s more is that he is no longer satisfied with being contained within the confines of his nest area. When we arrived on this Saturday, we were surprised to find the baby vulture missing! Fortunately, a quick look around the courtyard is all it took to turn him up.

The young vulture had moved around the corner and down the wall to walkway in front of an emergency exit. There, we were able to take a number of good pictures of our rapidly maturing Black Vulture chick.

He’ll be ready to fly soon!

This is a view of the Black Vulture juvenile from outside the building. The vulture’s location is indicated by the red arrow.
This is a view of the Black Vulture juvenile from outside the building.
Another view of the Black Vulture juvenile from outside the building. The vulture’s location is indicated by the red arrow.

This observation is continued here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 12

Observations Details

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CityDenton
DateMay 26, 2012
Time of DayNoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherOvercast
HabitatCommunity-Church/School/Civic
Type of BehaviorCare of Young
GenderUncertain
MaturityJuvenile
ObserverChris Jackson