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    Default New residents at our property (GDG!)

    The last few weeks, whenever I've driven the fourwheeler to do some work at our hunting property, a vulture has been sitting on the edge of a gunstand (pillbox groundblind) on one side of an area we call the 'hollow'.... I figured the vulture was just looking for something to eat and it always flew off.

    Yesterday I decided to take a closer look, when I saw the vulture fly off, landing in a nearby oak. As I approached the stand I could hear a hissing sound. When I peeked in, I saw two eggs on the dirt floor of the stand. What a surprise! One egg was pipped and the chick inside was rocking back and forth, making a noise I can only describe as being as ugly to listen to as the bird is to look at. LOL

    Went back to check today... And egg number one had hatched! Egg number two is pipped and I expect will be hatched today/tonight.

    Some research shows they will be in the nest for then next 3 months or so. I look forward to checking in from time to time. I also put a game camera in the gunstand on timelapse video mode - 20 sec recording every 30 minutes.

    I gave some serious thought to the names of these two 'newborns' and their mother... I decided Mom should be named 'Nancy' and the babies 'Joe' and 'Donald' .... after all, all politicians are vultures at heart.
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    The way I look at it, every dog is an opportunity to be a better trainer, and every day is a new day to be a better trainer to the same dog we trained yesterday.

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    Very cool, what a great critter. The custodians of the Outdoor World.

    Do you know why vultures never check bags when they fly?
    They only bring carrion!! 😜

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    We had a nest under a half-fallen barn on our club training grounds. Those babies will get uglier before they mature and get... ugly.

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    Black vulture can be more aggressive than red headed turkey vultures. They have been know to kill small animals.not just eat carrion. Keep an eye on the sky when you are out with that pup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NateB View Post
    Black vulture can be more aggressive than red headed turkey vultures. They have been know to kill small animals.not just eat carrion. Keep an eye on the sky when you are out with that pup.
    Funny you mention that. When the pups were all here I had them in an x-pen under the covered patio during the day time. Vultures would circle and circle the house and yard. Freaked me out enough that I decided they could only be in the x pen when I was outside nearby.... I keep the two pups I have now under very watchful eyes.

    Got some neat video of Nancy feeding Donald. Joe hatched sometime around 11 am this morning. I put a well used training duck out for her yesterday, after so much disturbing her babies. She had it breasted out when we came by to collect the camera chip and in one video you can see her feeding Donald. LOL
    The way I look at it, every dog is an opportunity to be a better trainer, and every day is a new day to be a better trainer to the same dog we trained yesterday.

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    Cool photographs, thanks for posting them. 👍

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    Nice shots you got there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Niles Bora View Post
    Very cool, what a great critter. The custodians of the Outdoor World.

    Do you know why vultures never check bags when they fly?
    They only bring carrion!!
    Chef Niles Bora, I hope that's not a veiled reference to the estimable rtfer Dr. Tim Carrion!

    Meanwhile, I would trade Our Tobi a whole "litter" of 'em and their accommodations - yes, that's a doghouse they've inhabited, probably belonged to a Chessie before they scavenged it up for themselves -

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    for, say, a few racks of smoked Kenai salmon - plus I'm negotiable on the import-export end of it (with the consent of USFWS, of course).



    MG

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