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.