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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #270 on: August 03, 2023, 04:54:31 PM »

TV youngsters look almost ready to fledge.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #271 on: August 05, 2023, 04:38:39 PM »

This afternoon, both TV youngsters fledged!  Woo Hoo   ;D

Or maybe their version of branching, because both returned to the loft fairly soon. And left again, and returned.  This is the place where they get fed, so makes sense.  They are using the main opening and I think also the window to the rear of the loft space as the camera pans around.

Need to check hatching dates with 2022 to see if this year's juveniles are early or the same age for fledging.  Stay tuned.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #272 on: August 06, 2023, 12:03:27 AM »

Both TVs returned via the main doorway about 7:30 PM, and they are settled in a corner near the window for the night.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #273 on: August 07, 2023, 11:21:03 AM »

Monday about 11:00 AM, looks like both juvenile turkey vultures resting on a hay bale in the loft.  Have not seen evidence of parents feeding recently, and they may stop to encourage the young ones to get out on their own.

Comparing ages at fledging for this year and last, they went a couple of days sooner this year.

2022:  Eggs hatched May 31; fledged Aug 8; age 69-70 days

2023:  Eggs hatched May 30 & 31; fledged Aug 5; age 67 days

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #274 on: August 12, 2023, 12:00:20 PM »

The live stream seems to be turned off this morning.  Best wishes to the turkey vultures that laid, hatched, and raised another two to successful fledging.  Fly high y'all.   ;D

Thanks to the camera operators who work this site.  It's not nearly as scenic as the eagle and peregrine locations, but equally important, and you help us watchers learn about the turkey vultures in Marshall, MO.

Many thanks to the property owners who allow cameras in their barn loft, and to RRP for this addition to the long roster of live streams that add to our knowledge of raptors.

Check back now and then, but most likely the camera will go live next March when the pair returns from migration.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #275 on: March 27, 2024, 11:17:50 AM »

The camera is turned on at Marshall, MO.  Notes at the live screen mention first egg laid towards the end of April, 2023.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #276 on: April 06, 2024, 11:39:56 AM »

And the Turkey Vultures have arrived on camera this morning, early.  Looks like they are getting ready to lay eggs here again.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #277 on: April 09, 2024, 12:21:45 PM »

Live feed seems to be turned off for about 3 days.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #278 on: April 11, 2024, 04:32:13 PM »

Camera is back on at the Turkey Vulture barn loft.  Two TVs have been in and out several times today.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #279 on: April 16, 2024, 12:16:00 PM »

Camera off for a couple more days, back on today.  And the TV mom has laid an egg!  Last year, there were 2 eggs, so we'll see what ensues. Incubation is 28 - 40 days.  I believe that both female and male incubate the eggs and feed the young -- but my books don't say!

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #280 on: April 17, 2024, 11:07:46 AM »

Another turkey vulture egg has been laid!  Probably the mom TV is sitting on the eggs, but since the male and female look the same, just guessing.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #281 on: May 04, 2024, 11:26:34 AM »

Camera is back on live feed this morning.  Parent turkey vulture is sitting on the two eggs.  All looks fine.

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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #282 on: May 06, 2024, 11:08:45 AM »

hi stlbf! what is the link to this cam? i cant find this cam for this year thanks
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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #283 on: May 07, 2024, 12:05:47 PM »

hi again stlbf i thought i had that 2024 cam found it on my newer ipad here yay they are back i love turkey buzzards
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Re: Turkey Vultures, Marshall, Missouri
« Reply #284 on: May 12, 2024, 03:33:57 PM »

Happy Mother's Day

Turkey Vultures are caring for two eggs as ususal here in the barn loft.
No way to tell if this is Mother Vulture or Dad, but we wish them a safe time.