Val d'Isère 1 August 2019

Another Summer, Another Vulture

Following our news post of August 2018 announcing the arrival of a Lammergeyer chick, the pair of adult Lammergeyer who nest every year in the cliffs above La Daille have produced another one this year, their eleventh since they first succeeded in 2002. The via ferrata on that side of the gorges is closed, and paragliders are asked not to fly in the area. The photograph above isn’t the chick: it’s one of the parents. The egg was laid in mid-January and hatched in mid-March, and he/she is just trying a few timid first flights now!