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 15.

We found the entire family together on Saturday when we first arrived. Unfortunately, there was too much glare on the windows for good pictures.

The poor photographs on Saturday encouraged us to return to Denton on Sunday for another try. When we arrived we found the Black Vulture juvenile missing from the courtyard that had been his home all spring and summer. A quick check of the outside of the building turned him up. He was on the roof, directly opposite of where his nest had been located. The juvenile Black Vulture is flying now, and well on his way to becoming independent.

Observations Details

County Denton
City Denton
Date Jun 30, 2012 – Jun 31, 2012
Time of Day Various
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Community-Church/School/Civic
Type of Behavior Care of Young
Gender Mixed
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Black Vulture Observation Location

3 Replies to “Black Vulture – Nest Update the Last”

  1. Thank you for your time in documenting this wonderful story! We have quite a few in our area of Fannin county and this helps us understand what is going on with the Black Vultures we see see everyday.

  2. We just encountered a black vulture sitting on two eggs today in Delaware. So thankful to find this post and get a glimpse of what will happen next. Well done!!

  3. We had found two eggs, in one of our deer stands, here in central Mississippi. In researching all of the questions that we had regarding these eggs; what kind of eggs were they, etc. I came across your documentary. To my amazement, there were the eggs. It amazes me the time frame of nesting to flight of vultures compared to other birds, the feeding process is also different. Thank you so much for taking the time to document this story.

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