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Condors
« on: November 01, 2020, 08:38:23 AM »

Endangered condors, California
November 2020 
These are fascinating, addicting after while
Explore has 2 condor cams
They operate on solar power so are intermittant
https://explore.org/livecams/condors/california-condor-sanctuary

They should begin pairing up this month or next, displaying, allopreening.

They dont breed til age 5+
Only lay ONE egg
Takes 6 months to fledge

Someone else started 2 condor threads
I added to one - transferring here and starting this new one

California Condor Cam - 2018
https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2530.0

Pole Canyon Condor Cam, Hopper  2019
https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2604.0



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Re: Condors
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 08:46:43 AM »

The FIRE
Aug 21, 2020   California Condor Sanctuary
3.30 am today the fire took out the cam.

They left the cam on til the fire took it out.
I watched for days as the fire came closer.
We hope the condor chick Iniko survives.
She did!  She is in the zoo safe!

condor cam only
https://youtu.be/lchXSFuI8kg

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Re: Condors
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 08:51:47 AM »



FLUDGE of Iniko
October 16, 2020 Big Sur California
Iniko was forced out of his redwood nest by Ninja, an older male
Mom Redwood Queen chased off Ninja - Iniko is INSIDE, her head is BLACK
The heads dont pink til around age 4 or 5
Even with video I cant tell exactly what happened
https://youtu.be/waSadHxeg-g

SLOMO
Big Sur Condors ~ Redwood Queen DEFENDS Iniko From Ninja #729!
Iniko Gets EJECTED From Nest 10.16.20
https://youtu.be/7uIyTma9SK0

Iniko -  born in troubled times
https://explore.org/livecams/condors/california-condor-sanctuary

Iniko and his mother, Redwood Queen #190, survived the fire
Iniko's father, Kingpin #167, has not returned.
October 16 a 6-year-old male condor Ninja #729 moved in on Kingpin's territory and harrassed Iniko, forcing Iniko to leave the nest. Fortunately for Iniko, mother Redwood Queen arrived.
Iniko was nearly six months old and ready to leave the nest anyway.

I took pics off video
Iniko is INSIDE - I labled pic wrong

Videos were posted on Explore - see link on OP
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Re: Condors
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 09:07:54 AM »

Iniko is a GIRL!
We can expect courtship displays of pairs in December, maybe earlier.
I think we HAVE seen some on cam lately.
Informative video of the rescue - and more
https://youtu.be/DFnJvQ7DWZQ

Juvie condor heads are black, dont pink til after age 4
The chick doesnt fledge til about 6 months
Iniko was forced from his nest at about 6 months

It was noted she was limping so they captured her and took her to the Los Angeles Zoo.  Her leg has a sprain but has healed and they found out its a GIRL.  She will join a cohort of other juvie condors at the zoo - to be released to the wild later.



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Re: Condors
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 09:21:50 AM »

Posted on Explore by Cali Condor
11 condors showed up Oct 31 on cam
https://explore.org/livecams/condors/california-condor-sanctuary

PAIR
Red #171 Traveler F
yellow #209 Shadow M


white #477 Phoenix M
purple #631 Zephyr M
purple #650 Zenith M
green #745 M
pink #800 M
pink #828 F
pink #892 Vincent M
beige #913 Marie Antoinette
beige #937 Leonard M



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Re: Condors
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 02:41:04 PM »

CONDOR FAMILY
Kingpin, Redwood Queen and baby Iniko

Kingpin sees his baby girl Iniko for the 1st time April 25, 2020
by Cali Condor, Explore.org gave me these 2 pics

Sadly, it is believed Daddy Kingpin died in the fire August 2020   :'(




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Re: Condors
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2020, 03:05:00 PM »

Condors of hope
Photo of cohort Iniko will soon join
https://twitter.com/Ventana_WS

Conserving native wildlife and their habitats through research, education and collaboration
Home of the VWS Condor Cam

Iniko at the Edge of Fledge
I took these 2 pics of Iniko off this link
She was considering fledging, she was ready


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Re: Condors
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2020, 06:10:40 PM »

Hi Shep!
I had been following the Condors on the news all summer. Sad about daddy. Iniko stayed right in the tree, right?
Were almost all of them taken to a rehab center in Oregon or Washington until fires came there & then moved to Utah to a rehab??
Love these creatures & was glad to see Iniko & mama reunited.
Glad you posted about them!  Thank you!!!
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Re: Condors
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2020, 06:26:36 PM »

We worried if Iniko died in the fire -
but she stayed up in the tree nest and survived.
Thats a miracle.  Several condors died in that fire which was arson.
They arrested the arsonist.

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Re: Condors
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2020, 10:47:05 PM »

Thanks for starting this thread! I run across quite a few condor news stories and usually end up posting them in "Get the Lead Out" or "Birds in the News."
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Re: Condors
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2020, 03:37:36 AM »

Trial by Fire for Condors
2009
  Ventana Wildlife Society?s condor restoration efforts in Central California.
Joe Burnett and his colleagues rescued Condors that were trapped in the pen during a fire in 2008. Among these juveniles was 438 female.

June 21, 2008 they faced a major wildfire for the first time. The Fire near Big Sur burned out the pens where the group was holding 8 condors being prepared for release. Burnett and his colleagues helicoptered in to rescue them. The birds survived, though two wild condors perished in the fire. Today, 50 wild birds fly in the areas around Big Sur and the Pinnacles National Monument.

It is important for the older condors to pass knowledge on to the young.  These birds had never flown in the wild. If we had just let them go, they?d  have likey died. We had to run 3 miles from the helicopter to the pens.
https://baynature.org/article/trial-by-fire-for-condors

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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 03:39:17 AM »

Thanks for starting this thread! I run across quite a few condor news stories and usually end up posting them in "Get the Lead Out" or "Birds in the News."

I only titled this - CONDORS  - for that reason. 
If there are other condor stories - you can post them here. 
They're trying to save the species. 

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Re: Condors
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2020, 04:05:27 PM »

TOPA TOPA
Grand Daddy Condor

Betsy ? Explore.org

Condor #1 is TopaTopa, 55 years old, and has fathered 34 condors!

Topa Topa lives at the Los Angeles Zoo?s condor breeding facility, a remote corner of the zoo that is off limits to all but condor staff.
https://www.latimes.com/la-pg-072402condor-photogallery.html

Topa Topa is one of the largest condors in existence, weighing in at 25 lbs! He was the first condor to be taken into captivity back in 1967 and was the foundation of a successful captive breeding program that helped save the species from extinction.
https://www.ventanaws.org/condor652.html


The L.A. Zoo has housed California condors since 1967, when the now legendary Topatopa came to the zoo as a malnourished fledgling rescued from the wild.
https://beverlypress.com/2019/03/california-condor-joins-los-angeles-zoo-bird-show/

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Re: Condors
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2020, 05:23:58 PM »

#168 Beak Boy and mate #208 Solo

#68 ( #168 ) Beak Boy is a dominent condor.
He is one of the patriarchs of the flock 23 years old

His  mate #208 Solo  is biological daughter of #1 TopaTopa


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Re: Condors
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2020, 04:29:01 AM »

Cali Condor daily posts condors at sanctuary
She gives their name, number and tag color on Explore site

Nov 4 visitors, Cali Condor, Explore
4 fresh carcasses attracted 25+ condors and at least one Golden Eagle

Nov 5 -  30+ condors and 1 Golden Eagle!
Nov 6 the golden eagle pair both visited, displacing the condors

Condors on Pacific beach
Taken from video

Nice photo of Jeffrey
Taken off Explore website - OP


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