Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011

A webcam viewing seals and their pups, on Saaremaa.
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Re: Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2011

Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2011, 11:02 am

alice44 wrote: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.
They probably do, but I hope they can & do still come to the shore at least some ofthe time so we can see them better. I want to see the pups when they are born.
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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2011, 11:04 am

The beach is so barren! I finally saw a bird fly by but I was too busy watching to click -- and again there is a peeking seal.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2011, 11:05 am

Wow, look at how the snow ridge is lighted up now.
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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2011, 11:08 am

:gathering:
My thought was wow look at that glow.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2011, 11:10 am

I couldn't find the screen shot I took at first, but now I did & here it is. :D

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2011, 11:11 am

With open water, the eagles must still come by sometimes. Unless the cold drove them farther south.

Edit, 10:20-- OOF! :shock: The wind is beginning to howl. I had to turn the volume down.
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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2011, 11:21 am

Mine was a little later and had a little less glow

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And now it is looking so stormy

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And I was watching something out there -- maybe ducks rather than seals. I really cannot tell

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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2011, 11:26 am

I have been noticing that the wind is really cooling me off.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2011, 11:27 am

The wind has stirred up the water, even the smooth slushy areas, so it is hard to tell if I see seal heads or wave shadows. Things change so quickly on the beach.
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Post by ame » January 2nd, 2011, 11:30 am

good morning! :hi:
lovely morning pictures! thank you. :thumbs: now it has become a bit more gloomy. the sun must be covered by clouds but there is ome open sky in the North from where the wind is blowing. no-one there, just a seal every now and then popping its head out of the water. -it seems to me that the ice is growing out of the shore...
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how glad i am to have been wrong yesterday about the camera not turning on... :laugh:

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2011, 11:33 am

:hi: Hi, Ame, happy new year! The seal cam seem to have a mind of its own, turning on when the whim is right, & stubbornly staying off if it decides to have a holiday! But today is lovely, even if windy at the moment. It was fairly peaceful earlier.
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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2011, 11:34 am

ame, I think a little pessimism might be good for the camera and its power unit.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2011, 11:38 am

Yeah, maybe it likes to spite us by doing the opposite of what we say it might do. :laugh:

The wind seems to be blowing lots of small ice chunks toward shore. (KInd of hard to see in this shot, but obvious on full screen of computer.)

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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2011, 11:52 am

And now more light again.

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and it got even brighter


and now I am :offtobed:

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2011, 11:54 am

The morning is getting brighter again. And the wind is not quite so strong.

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I must log off now, it is nearly 3:00 AM for me. :rolleyes: But it is now so beautiful, I am reluctant! Enjoy the wonderful beach today while the cam gives us a good view! Perhaps eagles will come by, or seals may get on shore. I hope so. Goodnight / good day, everyone. I am :offtobed:.
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Post by ame » January 2nd, 2011, 1:15 pm

Kitty KCMO wrote::hi: Hi, Ame, happy new year! The seal cam seem to have a mind of its own, turning on when the whim is right, & stubbornly staying off if it decides to have a holiday! But today is lovely, even if windy at the moment. It was fairly peaceful earlier.
happy new year Kitty! :hi:
it seems that this time of the year the power unit is so lazy that it takes two or three days off before working for a day again... :D
i'm sure it'll get better when the days grow longer and there'll be more sunlight.

Alice: i'm a born pessimist i guess... :mrgreen: and that way there would be one camera less to follow. :whistling:

in this clip there was one seal climbing on one of the blocks of ice that are floating there. i wonder how it managed to do it. the blocks must be extremely slippery and that block was so small that i'd think that it would roll around when someone tried to climb on it. but the seal got there. :nod:

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Post by ame » January 2nd, 2011, 1:17 pm

there was about half a meter of wing flashing on the left side of the view! it had to be an eagle landing on the left. i heard no sound, but it's got to be there... unless it walked away...

blaahhh... it was just a crow. it flew away from there. :faint: :mrgreen:
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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2011, 1:45 pm

I did not sleep so I peeked back the seals are floating by and they seem to be having fun

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To me the seals seemed to be sliding across peeking over and sliding off and I thought they seemed to be having fun.



Oh my and now more seals are floating by and I can see the ice moving up and down in the swells and it makes me feel sea sick!

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Post by venegor » January 2nd, 2011, 1:47 pm

Seals drift on an ice floe
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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2011, 1:50 pm

venegor -- that was the ice that was moving up and down. It looked just like a tiny boat in big waves. But I really thought the seals liked it.

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