Turkey Vulture Rendezvous

I can’t help but notice, a few followers have dropped off since I started the turkey vulture posts. There is more to come, and on Friday, I will reveal why I have been stalking turkey vultures.

In the meantime, I must get a better system for surveillance. I mounted an old video surveillance camera to view the turkey vulture nest tree in our backyard.

The video is bad at its best. As a backup, I mounted a wildlife cam on a ladder near the nest cavity. Today, the nesting pair gave quite the display. The footage is highly pixelated with poor image quality in general.

I headed out to retrieve the SD card out of the wildlife cam, but it was knocked askew sometime before the mating.

Any suggestions are welcome for a product that will allow us all to view this pair. They should start incubating eggs soon. Typically, their chicks start to fledge mid June around our area.

I know, I know, somewhere in here is bliss, but who can find it amongst the low res pixilation?

I thought about not posting this video, but figured some of you reading this post might have some suggestions.

Here is the video, great content, lousy quality.

20 thoughts on “Turkey Vulture Rendezvous

  1. I’ve used a GoPro camera and put in in the little waterproof case. The whole thing is maybe 2.5 inches long. It even has a wifi remote. You might be able to use something like that (hidden in the tree on the little bendable tripod.


    • My son was talking about one of those. I like to have it just recording, I can’t babysit it and still keep my clients happy.
      He is looking into it.
      I have a motion sensor for my Nikon, but it is still and I would never leave it out in the field.
      Thanks for the input, hopefully something like that will work.


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  3. Hi Backdoor, I don’t think it has much to do with your posts that people drop away. It’s spring, and life is calling them to get outside, and do things. My viewers have gone down to almost nothing, and I have almost no time to go visiting others as well. Don’t take it personally. πŸ™‚ A cam is what it is – interesting, poor quality, and life in the moment. πŸ™‚ Marsha πŸ™‚


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