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 4.

The baby vulture has nearly doubled in size since our last visit a week ago. While we were on site, we witnessed The chick interact with the parent, including brief feeding activity. On several occasions the chick was seen to stretch its wings and legs.

The vulture have shifted their nest from on corner of the alcove to the other. The new location benefits photography in that the window is cleaner in this spot, and there are less obvious reflections on the glass.

Just before we left for the day, the adult bird tucked the juvenile safely under its wing as they both settled down for a brief respite.

This observation is continued at: Black Vulture – Nest Update 6

Black Vulture - Nest Update 5
Black Vulture - Nest Update 5
Black Vulture - Nest Update 5

Observation Details

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CityDenton
DateApr 14, 2012
Time of DayMorning
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherOvercast
HabitatCommunity-Church/School/Civic
Type of BehaviorCare of Young
GenderUncertain
MaturityMixed
ObserverChris Jackson