Vulture Chick & Wood Duck – birds of a different feather

Vulture Chick and Wood Duck Hen in pencil.

– Vulture Chick and Wood Duck Hen in pencil.

“Z” at Zeebra Designs put out a call for Timeout for Art. Here is a pencil sketch inspired by a recent visitor to the turkey vulture nest.
What happens when a wood duck invades a vulture nest?
Video tomorrow.

Turkey Vulture Shift Change

Video

Deep in the nest cavity, the little white fluff under the breast of the parent is a new turkey vulture chick.

Deep in the nest cavity, the little white fluff under the breast of the parent is a new turkey vulture chick.

What a treat today! I caught video of the parent turkey vultures during their shift change. We don’t have sound from the nest, yet. We are working on getting the sound up.

Vutlure in nest at night

During the day we cannot see into the nest from the camera. At night, we can see deep inside with night vision. Fourteen feet to the bottom.