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Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« on: December 13, 2019, 03:41:39 PM »



Royal Albatross Cam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9XNKQY4tQc&feature=emb_logo
The RoyalCam is a collaboration between the New Zealand Department of Conservation and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. To learn more while watching, view the cam at

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native...

or at https://allaboutbirds.org/cams

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Royal Cam is a 24-hour live stream of a Northern Royal Albatross nest during the breeding season at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on the southeast tip of New Zealand's South Island.

The season of 2019/2020 has seen the Royal Cam once again move up the hill. Now at Top Flat Track our new pair is OGK (banded Orange, Green, Black) a 21 year old male and YRK (banded Yellow, Red, Black) and 25 year old female. YRK laid the egg on 14 November 2019.

This season the live stream has partnered with Cornell Bird Lab. There are some new features including a trial of night vision and the ability to pan the camera at the rangers discretion.

More info on families
https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/albatrosses/royal-albatross-toroa/royal-cam/meet-the-royal-family/
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 04:30:50 PM »

Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs


Royal Cam Albatross ~ Beautiful Close-Ups Of The Tubenose! DOC Ranger Check Up On Egg! 12.28.19
https://youtu.be/T-_mfAOZ7xQ via ladyhawk
Stunning closeups of the male albatross OGK!!

The albatross spend most of their time at sea and only come in to land to breed. They are called tubenoses because of the pair of tubular nostrils on their hooked bills. They have long, narrow wings and webbed feet. They lay only one egg and both parents care for and feed the chick.

Today, we had a DOC ranger check up on the egg. The albatross are very docile and allow the rangers to handle their eggs easily. The NZ conservation program looks after the world's only mainland albatross colony!! The goal is successfully fledge as many chicks as is possible! Thank you for watching!
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 06:44:23 PM »

Royal Cam Albatross egg & PIP check today ❤️


Royal Cam Albatross ~ DOC Ranger Checking Egg For A Pip! 1.25.2020
https://youtu.be/8k6sUbXHKoU via ladyhawk
DOC ranger comes by to check the egg for signs of a pip - YRK greets her!  No pip seen so far. Ranger Sharyn leaves a nice gift of grasses.
The albatross pair is OGK (banded Orange, Green, Black) a 21 year old male and YRK (banded Yellow, Red, Black) a 25 year old female. YRK laid the egg on 14 November 2019. Located at Top Flat Rock New Zealand.
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 09:07:38 AM »

Albatross Kyra & Oliver, PIP waiting for hatch off site ❤️❤️❤️


Albatross Love (2020.01.30) - Royal Albatross Cam - NZ Dept of Conservation - Cornell Lab
https://youtu.be/F_u-Rhy35ro via holly

At the beginning of the video, YRK (Kyra, the female) is incubating the dummy egg and announcing the arrival of OGK (Oliver, her mate). Their reunion after his multi-day absence is so incredibly sweet! By the end of the video, OGK has taken over nest duties. Background: The egg has pipped and been taken to an incubator for an environment free of the threat of flystrike during the hatching process. The hatched chick will be returned to the parents as soon as possible.
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 08:02:42 AM »

New Zealand Albatross Kyra & Oliver 3am there now... hoping to get a peek in a few hours! Baby returned to nest last night!!!   ❤️

One tiny little bundle returned to OGK . Congratulations to you both OGK & YRK on your little chick
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 10:05:21 PM »

Royal Cam Albatross ~ We Have A HATCH! Welcome To The World ♥ ♥ Chick Returned To Nest 1.31.20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBFIdWA_QvU

Royal Cam Albatross ~ FIRST FEEDING By Dad (OGK) 💖💖 2.1.202

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyrm9xSY-m4

Royal Cam Albatross ~ Ranger Sharyn Morning Check & Weigh In For Albatross Chick 💝 2.1.2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tey55vAJzHA
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 07:43:37 AM »

Thanks for the videos, T40  :)  Baby is so cute!

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2020, 09:32:39 AM »

New Zealand Northern Royal Albatross, Peek from last night... all sleeping now.


Health check yesterday chick is 290 grams
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2020, 10:18:43 AM »

Wow! How sweet to hold one!  :)

They are big birds!
« Last Edit: February 01, 2020, 01:11:46 PM by PeepSpy »
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2020, 02:40:31 PM »

Royal Cam Albatross baby feeding & health check ❤️

Royal Cam Albatross ~ ADORABLE BABY!! Hungry & Ready To Eat! Magnificent OGK Wings! 2.2.20
https://youtu.be/IN68COMuEQQ via ladyhawk
2.2.20 ~~ OGK gets up and spreads his magnificent wings (I put in slomo to appreciate!) The little chick wakes up and is hungry and ready to eat! Dad gives his baby a very good feeding before bed and then resumes brooding.

Royal Cam Albatross We Have A VERY HEALTHY CHICK! Ranger Rebecca Takes New Weight 310 Grams!
https://youtu.be/5JQUx0CWdf8via ladyhawk
2/2/20 ~ Ranger Rebecca takes a new weight on the albatross chick  ~~ 310 grams!! Dad is doing a great job feeding!
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2020, 02:57:43 PM »

Aw, I want a cuddle!  ;) :)
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2020, 03:49:11 PM »

OMG....baby is so cute!!!!!!!

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2020, 09:09:02 PM »

Welcome Fall  🍁🍎🍂🥧

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2020, 11:39:53 AM »

Royal Albatross new baby closeup today!   ❤️❤️❤️


Royal Albatross Cam Zooms In On Chick In The Nest
https://youtu.be/Kfp68Q_on7s via cornell lab bird cams
Watch the Royal Albatross chick perk up to receive a meal from the female (YRK) in this close-up clip
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2020, 05:36:56 PM »

Albatross Chick check today ❤️

https://youtu.be/0CdsR_NXsE0 via cornell lab bird cams
A ranger from the New Zealand Department of Conservation measures the mass of the Royal Albatross chick during a quick health check at the nest.
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