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 7.

When we arrived at UNT Discovery Park, we found one of the adult vultures perched on the roof of the building in a position where he was visible from the parking lot. I took a couple of long range photographs from there.

By the time we made it inside to where the nest is located, the adult bird had left, and the juvenile was unattended. While we watched the juvenile vulture explored his immediate vicinity. He left his usual nesting area to wander through some nearby bushes.

But, he soon returned to his corner by the window, almost behaving as if he did not want his parent to catch him away from the nest.

This observation is continued here: Black Vulture – Nest Update 9

Observation Details

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CityDenton
DateMay 5, 2012
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureHot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatCommunity-Church/School/Civic
Type of BehaviorCare of Young
GenderUncertain
MaturityMixed
ObserverChris Jackson