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Condor cam, live action | Cornell Lab Bird Cams

June 12, 2021

[Posted by Chuck Almdale, links supplied/suggested by Julie Bongers]

When I posted this on Friday, 6-11-21, the large nestling was eating something. It’s developing a neck ruff. Map of Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, north of Fillmore, CA, below.

From the video site:

The California Condor cam is a collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Thanks for watching!
This condor nest, known as the Huttons Bowl nest, is located in a remote canyon near the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge. This season features ten-year-old female #594 and fifteen-year-old male #374, a newly established pair who have been tending to their single chick #1075 that hatched on April 10.

Female condor #594 previously paired with male condor #462 in 2018 and 2020, successfully fledging one chick each year. Her previous mate is still alive and tending to their fledgling from last year. Male condor #374 is an experienced parent with six nesting attempts under his belt. He has successfully fledged four chicks in previous years—three of which are still alive today. Unfortunately, his previous mate was lost over the past year before pairing up with #594.

The Huttons Bowl nest site was last featured on the California Condor cam in 2018 when male #374 and his former mate successfully raised their chick (#923) to fledge.

Link to 17 other Cornell Lab bird live bird cams: kestrels, hawks, Panama fruit feeder, ospreys, tropicbirds, albatrosses, petrels, West Texas and more.

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