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An Outing with Donini: Birdwatching (Part Four)

An Outing with Donini: Birdwatching (Part Four)

May 4, 2012 May 4, 2012

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[An Andean Condor begins to check us out. Photo: Kelly Cordes]

We downclimb the easy snow slopes and they follow. A third one arrives. When the birds see another circling miles away, they must figure it’s carrion – their sole sustenance – and come for some feeding. I’m glad I’m not any smaller.

They’re just curious, and I snap more photos and continue down. But I keep stopping, beaming, studying them circling, sometimes only 20 feet overhead. The adults have white rings around their necks, the juveniles’ heads are all brown. Now there are four. Then a fifth.

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[Mutual admiration society. Photo: Kelly Cordes]

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