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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #285 on: May 13, 2024, 11:11:52 AM »


After that look from TFT's mom BOK, TF thought he'd just mosey on right over there to this nest. BOK will bit other chicks, especially TF. She does not like him.


TF is busy gardening while TFT is taking a nap❤️


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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #286 on: May 21, 2024, 10:55:38 AM »

Royal Albatross cam

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Top Flat chick is 119 days old and weighs 8.7 kg at 10.10 am today. Average male is 8.4 kg; average female is 7.2 kg. LGK fed his chick after weighing and LGL came in later. This will mean that Top Flat chick is over 9 kg and well over average weight for his age.

Top Flat Track chick is 111 days old and weighs 8.2 kg and is a good increase on last week's 7.5 kg. Average male weight for day 111 is 8.1 kg. BOK and WYL have been in to feed frequently over the past week.

The regular weighing ensures that chicks who may be missing a parent can be supplementary fed and survive to fledging and beyond. Read more about our conservation work here: https://www.doc.govt.nz/nat...

The heaviest chick this week is 10 kg and we now have a very light-weight chick who is receiving regular supplementary feeds. Chicks consistently over the average weight are now weighed every 2nd week so the lighter weight chicks can be focused on. In the past all chicks were weighed each week build the data set that we use to inform the need for supplementary feeding.

Night viewing:

Recently there has been some little owl activity on cam in the evenings. This is not a native species to New Zealand but was introduced here over 100 years ago from Germany. Read more about little owls here: https://nzbirdsonline.org.n...



Mom LGL preens TF chick (notice black feathers appearing  ;D)
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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #287 on: May 28, 2024, 12:20:47 PM »

Let's check on our beautiful Albie chicks TF and TFT! Weigh Day!! ;D

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Top Flat chick is 126 days old and weighs 9.6 kg at 10.30am. He was 8.7 kg last week on day 119 so has increased 900 g. Average male weight for day 126 is 9.4kg. There have been several feeds from both parents since the last weigh in.

Top Flat Track chick is 118 days old and weighs 10.4 kg the heaviest chick weighed today.  :o He was 8.2 kg last week on day 111 so has gained 2.2 kg in a week. There have been several feeds since the last weigh from WYL and BOK.





It was very windy on Sunday, but the chicks all stayed down and are fine. Although being blown off a nest is an issue for some species of albatross, the northern royal albatross has flatter nests than species where this is an issue. The toroa at Pukekura can get back onto the nest and will wander from the nest to practise their nest building skills.

Early this Monday morning these two boys are looking beautifully fluffy!LOL!  ;D

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #288 on: June 06, 2024, 10:48:17 AM »

Royal Albatross ~ DOC Rangers Colin & Jim Weigh The Chicks! 😊💕 6.4.24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suz3ySFyECg

Jun 4, 2024  #royalcam #albatross
The DOC rangers Colin & Jim are on chick weight check duty today as they go around the colony and take all the chicks weights. Last week, TFT was the heaviest chick in the colony and came in at a whopping 10.4kg!  TF was at a good weight too last week at 9.6kg.

Today TF is 133 days old and weighs 9.9kg (21.83 lbs) and is slightly over the average weight for a male at his age. TFT  is 125 days old came in at 9.5kg (20.94 lbs) - a decrease from last week but that is totally normal since his weight shot up with several big feedings from BOK and WYL. TFT is still very good and he is is over the average weight for a male at his age. The heaviest chick in the colony weighs 11kg - Observation post chick! These chicks are now well over 20 lbs and still growing - that is quite the armful to fit in the basket! Thank you for watching!

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #289 on: June 10, 2024, 11:11:43 AM »

Royal Albatross cam! [/b] ;D
Beautiful TF showing his new feathers



Now TFT’s turn to show his new feathers ;D

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« Reply #290 on: June 11, 2024, 12:50:29 PM »

Royal Albatross news!

TF gets feed from mom LGL  :-*
Weighing News (10.24 am):Top Flat chick is 140 days old and weighs 9.6 kg. Last week he weighed 9.9 kg. The average male weight at this age is 9.9 kg There is approximately 100 days till fledging. LGL was seen coming in to feed her chick yesterday while the live stream was off-line. There was a few calm days after weigh day last week and the parents have not been in as frequently, but the slight weight drop this week is not a concern.



Top Flat Track chick is 132 days old and weighs 10 kg. Last week he weighed 9.4 kg. BOK and WYL were seen feeding their chick yesterday while the power was out. Both BOK and WYL have continued to come in quite frequently. On Sunday WYL dropped a large piece of octopus which was too big and heavy for his chick.

TFT and Mom BOK



TFT parents WYL arriving on the left and BOK leaving on the right.

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« Reply #291 on: June 18, 2024, 11:05:26 AM »

6/18 Royal Albatross - Someone, got the wriggles.  ;D
Weigh day chicks ~ Top Flat chick is 147 days old and weighs 9.2 kg. Top Flat Track chick is 139 days old and weighs 9.8 kg.
The heaviest chick today is Observation Post chick at 10.8kg.

https://x.com/i/status/1802917677658448090

5/17
A little family reunion yesterday afternoon at TF chick's with Dad LGK & Mom LGL arriving at the same time.
Then the breakfast dash at TFT chick's this morning Dad WYL first then Mom BOK.

Ranger Sharyn-It is a big boost to the chick's weight when they get a double feed like this.

https://x.com/i/status/1802509165837086753
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« Reply #292 on: June 19, 2024, 12:16:54 PM »

6/19 Sharyn Ranger DOC: Happy World Albatross Day!

If you are a local to to the Colony-There is cake & free tours at the Royal Albatross Centre today
https://t.co/jjCURl9tMY

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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #293 on: Yesterday at 11:23:41 AM »

Our TF chick's feathers are changing daily!  :-*





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Re: Northern Royal Albatross New Zealand South Island Cornell Labs
« Reply #294 on: Yesterday at 11:25:54 AM »


Yesterday, Eurasian Skylark/ Kairaka flew over, while TF chick energetically works on nest.
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« Reply #295 on: Yesterday at 11:28:24 AM »


Later Mom LGL visits TF chick for feeding  :-*



Yesterday morning, Mom BOK visits TFT :-*
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