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 Post subject: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
PostPosted: January 1st, 2011, 2:23 pm 
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Happy New Year to all Forum members - and bots, and crawlers and guests!

Information at Looduskalender about the Grey Seal Monitoring Camera.
http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/2930

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
PostPosted: January 1st, 2011, 3:43 pm 
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Happy New Year sea & seal lovers! :wave:

unfortunately the weather isn't favourable to us today, on the first day of the year and the first day of the new Seal Season 2011, and so we cannot see the sea nor the seals. :faint:

this is the current weather data half an hour ago:
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and this is the forecast:
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the wind doesn't seem to be as strong as was forecast for today but if those snowflakes and droplets are right then i'm afraid that we shan't see much of the camera in the following days.... :slap:


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PostPosted: January 1st, 2011, 6:33 pm 
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Happy New Year to all seal-cam viewers and guests. .. :loveshower:
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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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The temperatures are not so very low, as to freeze the sea.
Someone told me that it needs sustained temperature of -8C for sea-water to freeze.


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A cold, beautiful dawn in the new year!

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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I was too nervous to try this cam.


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:hi: Hi, Alice. I did not know if it would be on, either, but it is quite stark & beautiful this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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Good morning :hi:

the cam works :loveshower:


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:hi: Hi, Fleur. Lovely morning, & the water looks mostly not frozen, just some ice chunks floating by.

Edit, 9:15-- Seals are popping up their heads!

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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The wind has blown the snow over most of the rocks. I wonder how much the beach has grown due to ice.




(as it is new years we went out birding and I got to see swans -- probably Tundra Swans - in person)


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I'm going to make breakfast.
I will not post, but I enjoy it. :laugh:

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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Fleur wrote:
I'm going to make breakfast.
I will not post, but I enjoy it. :laugh:

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Enjoy your breakfast, Fleur! :wave:

@Alice, your birding expedition sounds fun. Wonderful that you saw the swans!

Pretty sunrise colors today.

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And now I have seen peeking seals

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(There were lots of people in the goose refuge -- it seems birding is a popular thing to do on New Year's day)


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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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Seals poke up heads again. (I think we got almost the same shot, Alice.)

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New Year's Day birding as a tradition sounds like a nice way to spend the day.

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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Dawn light on snow.

The smooth, reflective areas on the sea must be places where the water is slushy & almost frozen. the seals are easily able to poke up their heads through it.

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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Some of the colours and light last just a moment and then they are gone.

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it seems that the ice is being blown to this shore.


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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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It really is lovely, though. The snow is undisturbed & covers all logs but the top edge of the long one in center view. I wonder if the seals have been coming up on the beach in the past couple of days while the cam was off.

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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Sea spray makes more ice. Far shore is lighted up.

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The ice chunks floating past remind me of the swans that swam slowly by in summer & autumn.

Edit, 9:55-- I hear seals singing.

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 Post subject: Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011
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Those ice chunks definitely made me think of the swans I saw earlier today -- they were in sunlight but against a grey sky.


I wonder if perhaps the seals spend more time on floating ice than on the shore -- when there is ice.


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