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STLbf

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #225 on: April 22, 2023, 03:50:24 PM »

Clarinda, thanks for checking on the turkey vultures!  Good to have them back in the barn. I'm guessing they might be the same ones as last year.  Do you know if they return to the same nesting sites?  Males and females look the same, so it's impossible to tell which is who.  You can hear them breathing, however, and that's only  a little creepy.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #226 on: April 23, 2023, 08:03:03 AM »

April 23, 2023, Sunday - Turkey Vultures --  Marshall

This morning this first egg is visible.  Same day as last year.  Guess they weren't both females. LOL
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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #227 on: April 23, 2023, 04:40:58 PM »

Great news that the vultures laid an egg. Here's a pic from late this afternoon.

Last year, I think they laid two eggs and both hatched and fledged.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #228 on: April 24, 2023, 08:23:30 AM »

Great news that the vultures laid an egg. Here's a pic from late this afternoon.

Last year, I think they laid two eggs and both hatched and fledged.

The camera footage is so clear, it's startling!!  Thank you Cam Operators.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #229 on: April 25, 2023, 03:01:39 PM »

April 25, 2023, Tuesday -- Two Turkey Vulture Eggs --  Marshall

Another egg is present in the nest.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #230 on: April 26, 2023, 06:50:39 PM »

April 26, 2023, Wednesday --  Turkey Vulture & Eggs --  Marshall

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #231 on: April 27, 2023, 11:06:59 AM »

Good to see two eggs for the TVs.  My Birds of Missouri book says that 2 eggs is normal.  And that both parents help incubate, but since they look identical, we won't know when there's a changeover unless both are on camera.  Hatch in 38 to 41 days.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #232 on: May 01, 2023, 09:15:32 AM »

May 1, 2023, Monday am -- TV Pair Close Ups --  Marshall

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #233 on: May 01, 2023, 03:59:27 PM »

Per RRP:  Missouri Turkey Vultures; Estimated hatch: May 30

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #234 on: May 02, 2023, 10:12:15 AM »

hi you guys! thanks for pic and yay eggs info! my same tvs come back here every year i live in mo also not far from marshall mo mine well gods tv in our old one room school house on the corner of our land we leave them alone in there but they fly over and watch me mow etc.i talk to them call one scout so cool to watch these tvs on cam thanks again  :)
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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #235 on: May 13, 2023, 02:45:12 PM »

The Turkey Vultures and their 2 eggs appear to be just fine today.  It's very warm in the barn loft and the parents are huffing a bit.  Looking in at 2:30 this afternoon, the sitting parent was clicking its beak.  I wonder if that's a way to summon the other parent. TVs don't call like eagles or falcons.

Rewind to just before the pic at noon to watch the parent make a huge wing stretch as he/she gets up.  These are really large birds!

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #236 on: May 17, 2023, 04:09:06 PM »

Looks all OK in the barn loft for the vultures and their two eggs.  Pic of the parent rolling the eggs about 3:30 this afternoon.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #237 on: May 27, 2023, 10:58:18 AM »

Nothing much has changed for the Turkey Vultures since my post on May 17.  Two eggs still intact, but it must be close to hatching time.  About 9 AM, the adults switched places (sorry lost it on the rewind; they are pretty fast), so both parents are attending to the eggs.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #238 on: May 30, 2023, 12:07:35 PM »

One of the turkey vulture chicks has hatched!  Both parents are attending, and the chick is eating whatever it is that parents feed them when first hatched.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #239 on: May 30, 2023, 02:29:22 PM »

There's a pip in the second egg, about noon today.
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