Wednesday July 15, 2015 Jenner CA.
The plan document the turkey vulture nest
The trail to the turkey vulture’s nest goes up the hill below the nest through this spot. The river otters have been using this spot for over nighting. The big rock in the background has a worn trial through it.
This is the worn trail through the big rocks. Unfortunately, it connects the otter’s spot to the turkey vulture’s nest. And I think that may be what happened to one of the young turkey vultures that went missing.
The turkey vulture’s nest
Here’s the turkey vulture’s nest. Hope you’re not disappointed, but the turkey vultures don’t build nests. They use what is already there as they are vey efficient birds. There were plenty of nooks and crannies for the young birds to hide in all around this area. So far, the three turkey vulture nests I’ve seen all had two eggs in them
Smelled yucky too
I’d say the place smelled like it was a turkey vulture’s nest too. Pew.
I knew the young turkey vulture had left the nest so I wasn’t disturbing it. There wasn’t a lot to see. I took some photos and headed back to my boat.
Got the new radiator installed in the van
I planned to do some more work on my van when I got home, but the sun was on it, so I waited around until the sun was almost down before getting started on it. I needed to install the fan blades and the new radiator. I got that done.
Then I needed to do some planning on how to make a shroud to go over the fan as it hasn’t had one since I’ve owned this rig. I’m also planning on putting an electric fan out in front of the radiator to force more fresh air into the engine compartment, so I did some planning on that too. For now, I plan to put the fan on a switch so I can turn it on and off and see if it’s effective or not.
Another day ticks by in my life. :O)