Two young Egyptian Vultures were yesterday seen over several areas and roosted in a quarry near Dingli Cliffs. This morning they flew off and settled on a boulder on the cliff edge and later took off and using uplifting currents from the sea, they soon started soaring and flew out to sea unmolested. several bird watchers and many hunters stopped to see the spectacle. This is Malta in 2012. We still witness incidents of illegal hunting but a few years ago, we would not have even seen these birds as they would have most probably been killed at sea before reaching our shores.