Schils

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Schils: Mid-September – December 2015

In recent months our runaway, Schils, has remained faithful to the Alps. He has mainly been in the east of Switzerland and in Austria. At the end of October, the gamekeeper Ueli Jörimann could observe Schils in the Surselva. One can still see the white markings on the wings, thanks to these, Schils can still be recognised.

A week later, Urs Steger observed Schils, along with a second young, Bearded Vulture above Flims. This second bearded vulture also hatched in 2014. As it has no visible markings, it must be a wild-hatched young vulture. From this encounter some spectacular images have been captured of a small scuffle between Schils and his feathered friend. Since young, Bearded Vultures defend no territory, such interludes are mainly playful.

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  • Wednesday, 30.09.2015
    Schils: July- Mid September 2015
    Much to our delight, Schils remained after his second release near the rewilding niche in Melchsee-Frutt. So we were fortunate to be able to observe f...
  • Saturday, 27.06.2015
    Schils: Mid April to June 2015
    Marije de Heer from the Dutch bird sanctuary Rehab Centre De Bonte Piet could not believe her eyes when she received a large box containing ...
  • Wednesday, 30.07.2014
    Schils: June to July 2014
    Schils has quickly settled into life after release in the Calfeisental in late May. But unlike Noel-Leya his first flight was only at the age of 119 d...
  • Wednesday, 30.07.2014
    Schils: January to May 2014
    The story of the bearded vulture Schils began at New Year. The bearded vulture pair at the Parc Animalier de La Garenne has their nest alrea...
  • Thursday, 17.04.2014
    Schils: December 2014 to mid-April 2015
    Unlike the Bearded Vulture Noel-Leya, Schils had no trouble coping with his first winter. On the contrary: The young male was extremely active, flying...
  • Wednesday, 29.01.2014
    Schils: August to November 2014
    Bearded Vulture Schils has successfully made his way into independence. In September he was on the go in both the Austrian and the French Alps. In Oct...