Same juvenile condor (as evidenced by the green #2 tag), spotted a few hours apart: first seen perched on a rock, unfazed by the dozen or so humans staring at it, then seen soaring when the sun came out in the afternoon.
Had five of them roosting in snags below the canyon rim this morning. They started soaring as soon as the sun hit their roost.
4 animals seen on riding the thermals above the steep, brushy ridge to the SW of the campground in the mid afternoon. Too far for pictures, but easily recognizable by the white coloration under their wings!
The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is a New World vulture, the largest North American land bird. This condor became extinct in the wild in 1987 (all remaining wild individuals were captured) but has been reintroduced to northern Arizona and southern Utah (including the Grand Canyon area and Zion National Park), coastal mountains of central and southern California, and northern Baja California. Although other fossil members are known, it is the only surviving member of the genus...