Year of the Condors!

 

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July 01, 2016

G1 Status Update—July 1

G1's stay at Cornell's Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center is going as well as could be expected. Test results and evaluations continue to be good, and G1 is eating heartily while getting a lot of rest. We plan to hear from the staff of the Wildlife Health Center with an update on G1's status after the holiday weekend. Thanks for everyone's good thoughts and support! 

July 01, 2016

Acrobatic Activities by the Condor Chick

During periods when adults are absent, chicks mainly divide their time among spells of sitting alert, preening their feathers, and sleeping. Older chicks also spend lesser amounts of time picking up, manipulating, and sometimes ingesting objects such as sticks, feathers, stones, bones, and leaves. They also exhibit mock prey-capture behavior with their feet, stabbing out to clamp objects to the substrate without gripping them. The presence of this behavior in chicks, but not adults, suggests that the ancestors of condors may have had at least partially predatory habits. 

June 29, 2016

Juvenile Great Blue Heron Catches Catfish

Watch as this juvenile Great Blue Heron catches a large catfish then flies off.