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 13.

The Black Vulture chick was unattended and hidden deep inside some bushes when I arrived today. After a few minutes, the juvenile vulture emerged and stood on the sidewalk, allowing me the chance to take some nice photographs of him. Other than that, it was an uneventful day. The only other thing of note is the vulture’s continued progress. I expect only one or two weeks are left before he is ready to leave the nest.

The juvenile Black Vulture hiding in the bushes.
The juvenile coming out into the open.
Remnants of downy fluff are still present in the juvenile’s plumage.
Nearly full grown.
Stretching his neck.
A face only a mother could love.
A Hackberry Butterfly on the juvenile Vulture’s foot.

This observation is continued here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 15

Observations Details

County Denton
City Denton
Date Jun 16, 2012
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Community-Church/School/Civic
Type of Behavior Care of Young
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Black Vulture Observation Location