Next goal for the Vulture project
I can´t say that I had any Vulture project before I got home from Bulgaria. The success that I had during the trip there has spurred me to aim a little higher.
The aim is now to see the 4.th musketeer, the Bearded Vulture, and take some cracking photos of this photogenic Vulture. I already have a couple of nice photos of the Bearded Vulture but they are not what I am looking for. I want flying shots with mountains in the background and I hope this isn´t too much to ask for. There is a places in South Africa where I know I will have success with the Bearded Vulture. But, I primarily want to succeed with this mission in Europe.
There are several breeding projects for Vultures in Europe. One is aiming to repopulate the Alps with the Bearded Vulture. I don´t have any high hopes of success with my mission in the Alps, even if I have seen great Bearded Vulture photos from there. I think Spain and the Pyrenees will be the place to go to. Spain seems to have much to offer, not only Vultures so next step will be to find the best time to go there.
I also take the opportunity to show you the video that I have uploaded to YouTube.
Video: Vultures in Bulgaria
It is from Bulgaria and shows a little infighting between the Griffon Vultures while eating. This makes for spectacular scenes that is hard to catch in a single frame. Therefore I made many videos during the 2 days in the Vulture hide. I don´t know if any turned out good, but I think this is quite nice to also have videos. I like the way the they try to intimidate each other when they stretch their wings and ultimately use their claws or beaks to get access to the food.
My hope is that you get a feeling for what is seen when you sit in a hide with 30+ Groffon Vultures outside.
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