|Two Young Vultures in cave at Smedley Park Delaware County|
Once we found the creek, we started climbing the hillside and spotted a small cave. My son Chris took Max over to look at the cave and noticed two white clumps at the entrance way and when Chris approached the entrance the clumps retreated back into the cave. He yelled to me that he saw two large baby raptors and that he thought they were vultures. When I arrived at the entrance and peered in, I confirmed the ID. They immediately started to hiss at us and kept it up the hold time we were watching and photographing them.
When I got home I emailed Doris and asked if she wanted to band them but she told me that the people from Hawk Mountain might want to place wing tags on them instead. So we are in the process of trying to arrange that.
|Out of focus cave entrance to nest.|