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Golden Gate vulture hide

Unread postby HermanPienaar » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:13 pm

I'm visiting Golden Gate soon. What is the best time of day to spot the bearded vultures at the vulture hide?
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Re: Golden Gate vulture hide

Unread postby Son godin » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:04 pm

Early morning at the coldest time of the day we had some luck, but it is very unpredictable.
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Re: Golden Gate vulture hide

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:58 am

We've seen them late afternoon and in the middle of the day, so very unpredictable.

All I can say is good luck. :D We've been VERY lucky with them and seen them on all but one visit to Golden Gate. Just keep your eyes peeled.
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Re: Golden Gate vulture hide

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:26 am

Hi Herman,

I saw 7 Bearded Vultures flying about in the vicinity of the hide on 2014:04:28 at 10:02:24 from the main road leading towards reception.

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