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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #120 on: February 16, 2023, 09:52:05 AM »

Royal Cam 2/16
Young Albatross yakking on the #RoyalCam behind sleeping L and SP chick. (LOL!  ;D)

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #121 on: February 21, 2023, 11:04:33 AM »

Royal Cam - 2/19 7:07
Dad GLY and SP chick's preening session and chick's little wingersize.
Watch those little wings grow over the coming months.

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #122 on: February 22, 2023, 02:42:51 PM »

Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs

Royal Albatross Chick's First Solo Bout At Nest Is Short And Sweet | DOC | Cornell Labhttps://youtu.be/smZyQ7YWTaMvia cornell lab bird cams

The time has come for the Royal Albatross chick to spend some time at the nest alone! Watch the female (named "L") take off from the headland, leaving her 33-day-old nestling in charge at the nest site for the first time on February 22. In this case, L quickly returned to her guard duties, but this moment is a sign that the chick has grown old enough to enter the "post-guard" stage.

Soon, the chick will spend the most of the nestling period alone at the nest area. As the chick gets bigger it will need more food. To satisfy the hungry youngster, both adults hit the open ocean in search of food and only return to land during feedings.

The Royal Cam was set up in January 2016 by the Department of Conservation and the Cornell Lab has been collaborating with DOC since 2019 to bring the cam to life. To learn more while watching, view the cam at

https://www.doc.govt.nz/royalcam
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #123 on: February 23, 2023, 11:00:33 AM »


Thanks Lori  :-*

This link provides info and a video about what to expect at the start of post guard and the curious juveniles.
https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/albatrosses/royal-albatross-toroa/royal-cam/what-to-expect/#Mar-Apr

I think this is the first night chick is left alone - cam Live.   https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/royal-albatross/#
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #124 on: March 01, 2023, 11:41:19 AM »



After an early visit this morning by another chick's parent, the #RoyalCam chick made its first adult-like vocalization: a beautiful skycall.
Well done chick, the first of many more to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mfz487FVxE

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #125 on: March 05, 2023, 11:12:47 AM »

Marine wildlife thrive best in protected ocean areas. New Zealand's marine biodiversity:
https://doc.govt.nz/nature/habitats/marine/new-zealands-marine-biodiversity/
Scroll down to the graphic showing the continental shelf break where the ocean depth is around 2km deep, this is the area the Northern Royal Albatross feed in.

New Zealand is known for having one of the most unique marine environments on the planet. Learn more about the world we have underwater.
https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/habitats/marine/new-zealands-marine-biodiversity/

3/5 - Yesterday  SP chick had a few visitors stop by BLY Dad of UQ chick & a Blue. Watch for the little wingercises at the end.

1. This week it is Sea Week in Australia & New Zealand
Both countries have marine focused activities, check them out here:   https://msc.org/en-au/what-you-can-do/campaign-for-change/sea-week

https://twitter.com/i/status/1632132246219149313

Royal Albatross ~ Tumanako (ROR) Flies In Twice To Join Albie Party! SP Little Wings! 🐥 3.3.23 by Lady Hawk

Where the Albie party is located is another nest with chick. You can see it's little white head pop up towards end of video. Thank you Lady Hawk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_eZqquZed4



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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #126 on: March 09, 2023, 10:30:04 AM »

Royal Albatross cam - 3/8
News flash  📸
The DNA results are back, and SP chick is a male!
The last time there was a male chick was in 2017 with the young Tumanako ROR.
 
Ranger Sharyn's update below, and happy watching.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1633378129430609920


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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #127 on: March 12, 2023, 11:59:23 AM »

Royal Albatross - 3/12
Ranger Sharyn stopped by SP chick's, he was on guard duty, and some great wingersizes. Look how big he is!


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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #128 on: March 12, 2023, 12:04:16 PM »

A young Albatross appeared, and L had to stop feeding chick to deal with the juvenile Alby.

Don't worry, Mum managed to finish feeding chick and the Alby lost interest and went to check the hose before walking off.

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #129 on: March 14, 2023, 12:24:44 PM »

Royal Albatross - 3/14 11:51
53 days old SP chick is 4 kg.
Weighing #RoyalCam chick could not have gone more smoothly, this morning.
His last weight was 3 weeks ago at 32 days weighing 2.4 kg
Thank you Rangers and well done chick.

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2023, 12:19:53 AM »

3/21
Wondering if SP chick has a full tummy? He sure does!
With Mum's feed on Sunday and Dad's yesterday, chick is well equipped to deal with the weather today.
Here's Dad GLY feeding chick yesterday and dealing with the juvie.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1638022151742840832

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #131 on: March 28, 2023, 11:51:32 AM »

Royal Albatross - 3/28 10 amIt's weigh day.
67 days old SP chick was relaxed for weighing this morning
His weight is 5.3 kg which is slightly on the light side but hoping with today's weather it will bring in another parent/food.

Check out "Track the chick's weight"
https://doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/albatrosses/royal-albatross-toroa/royal-cam/track-the-chicks-weight/

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #132 on: March 30, 2023, 05:14:56 PM »


Royal Albatross ~ SP Does A Lovely Skycall & Trilling To Neighbor RLK! ♫ ♥ 3.30.23 by Lady Hawk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39WSWNtFUho&t=30s
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #133 on: April 02, 2023, 11:10:20 AM »

Royal Albatross - 4/2
The view looking up at SP chick and UQ chick on the right, showing the 'edge' of the hill side out of cam view.
Daylight Saving Time ended in New Zealand last night. The clocks went back one hour at 3am Sunday. Thank you



Dad Gly arrives to feed SP, sweet greeting calls.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1641756510559817730

Dad feeding SP
https://twitter.com/i/status/1641758114189017099
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #134 on: April 05, 2023, 11:44:33 AM »

Royal Albatross - 4/5

SP chick was busy up the bank this morning, when a Harrier Hawk whizzed by in the background.

The Hawk is no threat to the Albatross chicks. You can read all about them here:
https://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/swamp-harrier
http://AllAboutBirds.org/Albatross

https://twitter.com/i/status/1643578039731892226

4/4 10:42
Guess who is in the 6 kg club?

South Plateau chick is 74 days old, and weighs 6.4kg

Could it have been Mum L's extra visit yesterday afternoon? 3 feeds in two days! Well done Mum!
https://twitter.com/i/status/1643175488461103105



Chick wasn't to sure but he can now be picked up like a big Alby too. Thank you DOC Rangers.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1643161791516790788

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