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RoyalAlbatrossCam 19h
10/20 16:54 Love birds. The wait is over, it appears that LGK and LGL have found each other. Spending the afternoon doing what albatrosses do when they meet again. Enjoy watching a contented pair in view.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 18
10/19 Colony news update: ~The Albatross have been keeping the DOC Rangers busy. 69 individual Albatross have been sighted so far this season, 17 more than this time last season. A calm blue morning while an Albatross stretches their wings.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 18
10/18 This beautiful Albatross is LGK. He returned to the Colony on the 17th Oct. LGK is waiting for his mate LGL who has been seen earlier in the week. LGK and LGL are the parents of Karere the 2018/19 chick. Check out Royalcam families here:
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 15
10/15 Night time visitors. An Albatross or two came to sit for a little time in webcam view before heading off into the night.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 14
10/14 Yesterday on the it was a meet and greet, Albatross style, and great Albatross weather too match.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 14
10/15 The Department of Conservation's blog about the naming of Atawhai and the importance of a "taonga species recognised with taonga names" of New Zealand. Chris McCormack 📸
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 12
Replying to @GermanoLucy
Hi jean, apologies for the late response. No there is no tracking, a battery would not last till Atawhai returns, and yes she will be strong enough to take off from the swells of the ocean. Thank you for asking.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 11
Replying to @susan10708
, If RLK and GLG are not disturbed too much they are likely to nest here. The Rangers will decide on the Royalcam location once the eggs are laid. For now the current location is convenient but this couple may not be the most suitable pair. Thank you for asking.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 11
10/11 Colony news update: ~We now have 52 individual Albatross in for the 2020/21 season, including some past parents YWK, LGL and BK. ~Also the pair who mated in view of the cam the other night, are RLK (male, 8 years) and GLG (female, 10 years). All the very best.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 10
Replying to @rpalasek
Hi, it appears this is an established pair, but not yet identified to confirm. We will report back when this is known. Thanks.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 10
10/10 16:47 3 don't belong in this love nest. This pair have some catching up to do! Reunion - apt for . The distances birds fly to return home and be with their mates, after many months or years.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 10
10/10 16:43 Time for some romance. Here we see an established pair reunite, with their pair displays - skycalling, preening and yapping. Not yet identified, but their nest building and ‘reunification’ activities begin.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 9
10/9 29 individual Toroa/Northern Royal Albatross have been sighted by Department of Conservation Rangers so far for the 2020/21 season. Pairs are re-uniting and the first tentative nests have been built, serious nest construction will occur in the week prior to the egg laying.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 8
highlight. Time for an alby ‘kindness’ moment. Soon enough we will meet another alby pair, but in 2020 it was all about OGK & YRK. Here they are back in Jan. reuniting for egg-swap duties. Enjoy. For more highlights go to:
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 4
Replying to @BEACHYBIRDER
Hi, incubation is approx. 11 wks & 8-9 mths from hatch to fledge. Atawhai hatched on 1/31 from an egg laid on 11/14. Fledging 9/16.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 4
10/4 All chicks have graduated alby aviation school. 3 remaining males have now fledged. They will continue to hone their flight and foraging skills out on the open seas, as they make their way to South America. Safe travels albies. Great season!
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 3
10/3 17:01 Are there any chicks still to fledge? Yes, three males chicks were still at the colony this afternoon. Meanwhile three Red-billed gulls, collecting nest material.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 2
10/2 19:30 Beautiful evening at the Colony with the clouds being the main attraction.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Oct 1
10/2 9:21 A Red-billed gull collecting nest material. They are nesting up behind and out of view of the and Ranger Colin passing by to check who is about this morning. There were still a few chicks at the colony, yesterday.
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RoyalAlbatrossCam Sep 26
9/27 19 chicks have now fledged, including the chick whose 1st flight ended harbour side. 5 remain (youngest is 231 days old). The 2 chicks (m) seen recently on are still practicing, off-cam. Enjoy some more flight practice from 9/25. Up and away soon.
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