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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #150 on: May 27, 2023, 10:43:01 AM »

Royal Albatross - 5/26 14:19
It's #RoyalCam Dad GLY!  ;D
GLY arrives to feed SP chick, he even fed chick up behind his nest.
It is a large piece of food GLY is maneuvering back down as he leaves. 
Thanks Dad, and hopefully we will see Mum L soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLcRLWEUhbk&t=2s

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #151 on: June 05, 2023, 11:20:27 AM »

Royal Albatross - 6/4
SP chick's early morning wingercizes. Chick's wingspan is nearly 2m. Wow :)

https://twitter.com/i/status/1665322548245196802

6/2
3 meals in 24 hours! Mum L first, followed by Dad GLY with his perfect landing, yesterday afternoon.
Then this morning, Mum L with a very windy breakfast. Thanks Mum and Dad.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1664432296836075521

There's another growing chick in the background. They often visit with each other. There's another one higher on the hill.

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #152 on: June 09, 2023, 03:24:23 PM »

Royal Albatross 6/7
Rangers arrived to weigh South Plateau chick, this morning. He is 138 days old, and weighed 9 kg.
The heaviest chick today, weighed 10.3 kg.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1666373585479553024

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

6/9 15:32
Wake up SP chick, your Dad is coming. A neighboring chick skycalls for SP chick's Dad.
Before GLY could feed SP chick he needed to go up the bank to check on the other chick, just to make sure she stayed up there :)

https://twitter.com/i/status/1667136975474950144

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #153 on: June 12, 2023, 10:41:02 AM »

Royal Albatross - 6/12  Looking good chick!

The latest portrait video of SP chick this morning, & a quick one up the bank looking around, this afternoon.
A few days left to vote for your favourite name for chick.
Voting closes Friday June 16 2023 at 5 pm NZST.
https://doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/albatrosses/royal-albatross-toroa/royal-cam/namethechick/

https://twitter.com/i/status/1668172963823374339

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #154 on: June 15, 2023, 11:08:09 AM »

Royal Albatross 6/14 16:08
What a nice surprise, short & sweet
Mum L arrived with an early dinner for SP chick, we haven't seen her for a little while. Also a neighboring parent passes by.
L leaves, heading off into the sunset and back to SP chick, resting & digesting. I love to hear his calls to parent.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1668933659716636672



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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #155 on: June 19, 2023, 11:11:30 AM »

Royal Albatross - 6/19
Happy World Albatross Day 2023 & a perfect day to announce SP chick's name.

Introducing Manaaki the 8th #RoyalCam chick.

https://doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/albatrosses/royal-albatross-toroa/royal-cam/namethechick/

Chick was fed twice today Dad 10:44 & a parent at 16:26
https://twitter.com/i/status/1670702810969800705

Mannaki  :-*


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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #156 on: June 26, 2023, 04:34:48 PM »

Royal Albatross -

6/24 7:56
Wingercizing into the weekend with Manaaki and Upper Quarry chick.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1672414910100430850

Manaaki Weighing In At Over 24 Pounds!
https://youtube.com/watch?v=gl9hI0DRh4w

Manaaki Guzzles Down a Meal From Mum
https://youtube.com/watch?v=JPxLGrIV_e4

Incredible Close-ups of Manaaki
https://youtube.com/watch?v=WJH2kxasvvw
Enjoy!


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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #157 on: June 27, 2023, 11:17:30 PM »

6/27 11:36
Weigh day.


First came the meal, then the Rangers to weigh Manaaki
and finally the weight.

Manaaki at 158 days old weighs 12 kg. Don't forget to check the graph. It had to be made bigger!!
https://twitter.com/i/status/1673572137591001088

Here is Dad GLY feeding his son Manaaki.
He arrived with breakfast this morning at 9:58 before weighing time.

Info-byte:
Manaaki is 1kg heavier than the next heaviest chick today and 2kg heavier than Royalcam chick TÅ«manako at the same age.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1673583937707442176


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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #158 on: July 01, 2023, 10:49:45 AM »

Royal Albatross - 6/30
High 5
Manaaki earlier this week airing out his nest & stretches. Note the curve of his tail feathers too

https://twitter.com/i/status/1674615778719698944

Latest highlight video
In case you missed the weighing this week, it's worth watching Heaviest Albatross in the Colony! Manaaki!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=jECXYdoknwo&t=3s


Royal Albatross ~ TF Chick Almost Coming Down Hill! Manaaki Tail Wiggles, Wings & Paddles 6.30.23 video by Lady Hawk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xGbCET5PsM&t=31s
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #159 on: July 06, 2023, 01:52:10 PM »

Explore Bird cams  :(
7/5
Well, the recent weekend changes to @Twitter
have completely removed the ability of our talented & devoted volunteer moderators to share content from the cams w/viewers & interact. We're working on a plan B, but a new platform may be necessary. We'll share as we learn more...

Royal Albatross twitter - 7/2 (this is the last one posted  :( )
A light dusting of snow this morning on the distant hills didn't deter Manaaki from his wingercises.
The chicks are well equipped for this type of weather with insulating feathers/down.
There has been rain/sleet & snow this afternoon too.[/i]

https://twitter.com/i/status/1675377868476645377

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #160 on: July 11, 2023, 11:15:17 AM »

7/11
A trio of good things
It's weigh Day
Manaaki is 172 days old and weighed 11 kg. Mum L arrives to excited yaps and a skycall from the neighbor, and also some wings for good measure. Keep an eye on his left foot.
Thank you Rangers and Mum.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1678752913437634560

7/10
It's a good day when one parent arrives with a meal but how about both parents.
Mum with brunch and Dad with afternoon tea, thanks Mum and Dad.     

https://twitter.com/i/status/1678373202119233537
Have a good week everyone!     

A good comparison of Manaaki's feathers and Dad  :-*
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #161 on: July 13, 2023, 04:05:24 PM »


7/13
🎥Hi everyone, 3 #RoyalCam highlight videos for you.

Build those muscles, Manaaki!   
https://youtube.com/watch?v=k1oXGisfRcc

Manaaki weighs a whopping 11 kg (25.25 lbs)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Jcktgb_if_A

Two-Meal Day For Manaaki
https://youtube.com/watch?v=m3rkMLeZ-Jo&t=467s

Look at her gorgeous wings today!  :-*
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #162 on: July 16, 2023, 12:56:05 PM »

Royal Albatross - Manaaki went to check out a plot of land next door. The grass is greener and a view, you can't beat.
Then back to his nest. Oops! Mind that ditch you made Manaaki.[/i][/size]

https://twitter.com/i/status/1680558142839480321

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #163 on: July 19, 2023, 02:06:07 PM »

Royal Albatross cam - 7/16
Manaaki neighbor's interactions

NTF North Top Flat chick paid a short visit close to Manaaki before she made a quick exit.
Manaaki also snipped at a few strands of grass as if to say that's mine :)

https://twitter.com/i/status/1680342758287085568

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #164 on: July 24, 2023, 11:47:34 AM »

Royal Albatross 7/24
Hope you all had a good weekend. Here is Manaaki's latest #RoyalCam portrait video. He is looking fantastic.

Today, Manaaki also went further afield...


https://twitter.com/i/status/1683358499420647424

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