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Old Mar 20th 2024, 8:43 am
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This was photographed on someone’s balcony in Los boliches at weekend!
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Old Mar 20th 2024, 8:45 am
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I think I would have closed the windows and hope it didn’t decide to nest on my balcony, you hear of squatters but this would have been a difficult eviction !
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A good few years ago now but we had a Griffin Vulture take a rest on our house.
Many years ago while posted to Germany me and the wife visited an animal park near Salzburg. We were at the time bird keepers parrots so interested in the birds and bird show with eagles etc. After the show we took a walk around the site and came across a Griffin Vulture sat behind a fence. He came up to the fence and put his head down just like our parrots did when they wanted petting. My wife stroked his head and he just sat there quite happy. We assumed he was one of the tame park birds. As we were leaving my wife spoke to the bird handler and mentioned the incident and tame vulture, the handler looked bemused and said we don't have any tame vultures but we do sometimes get wild ones visit the site!
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Old Mar 20th 2024, 12:57 pm
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I did two weeks walking in the Picos a few years ago. There were plenty of them to be seen in the mountains. I have never seen one in Italy.
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There is a colony based in Alcoy (or there was a few years ago) which were being prepared to be reintroduced back into the wild - they were being fed by humans and so maybe they became a bit tame.

I also know there are lots in the Extremadura region which I used to visit regularly to stay with friends.

But not sure I want one up close and personal!
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Originally Posted by spainrico
But not sure I want one up close and personal!
The vulture probably thinks the same re humans. I think they also migrate so I would guess when seen in built up areas near to humans they are probably just taking a rest maybe after crossing the Mediterranean?
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