Hi, I recently took this photo while on Mount Pilatus in the Swiss Alps - large birds soaring high above the mountain. I was wondering if they might be vultures - possibly griffon vultures? There were six birds in all. Any thoughts much appreciated.
A total of ninety-four posted as sighted in Switzerland in the last five days Wrenny. I gather they're currently on the move.
If you can tell me more precisely where you were and the date, I can tell you (from ornitho.ch) if the birds were seen there on that day.
Above is a photo from Boltigen last Friday (from a poster on ornitho.ch).
All the best -
In reply to Mr. B:
Hi Mr B,
Hi Mr B, that's great to hear - thank you. I'll upload a few more photos.
Hi Dave, thanks very much for that info. The photos were taken at midday on Friday 19th July from the summit of Mount Pilatus above Lucerne. I took all the photos from the public area there. I first saw the birds on the Lake Lucerne side of the mountain then noticed them circling on the other side of the mountain. Here are a few more pictures (I have more if of interest). I’ve also included a picture of the viewing area from which I took the photos. Hope this is useful.
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