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The little Girl is out of nest bowl :D

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March 10

11:25 am She is just beautiful :D



6:41 p.m. LGL is back
She lands behind the hill and slowly comes up. She greets her chick extensively. Unfortunately, a not so nice Red also hovers in. LGL clacked loud, a black on her right side supports her. Nevertheless, Red plucked downy feathers from the chick. at 18:47 he leaves the place and LGL can feed her chic

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7:43 p.m. video of the feeding ,
Little Princess has to tell a lot... she is talking all time :-)
After that, she covers her chick more or less successfully. 22:46 she is still with her chick!



2:01 p.m. A Red flies in. He is playing parenting. RoyalCam Chick is totally relaxed.
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March 11th

4:06 p.m. LGK comes home to feed his talkative hungry Girl
Now she's acting like I know from Pippa. She is hungry and can't wait to be fed. She tells a lot. It sounds incredibly cute. I like that voice :D



Close up from a yawning Girl with a fly on her nose 😁~9:14 am 2021/03/11

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Royal Albatross~The pin feathers are itchy~8:43 am 2021/03/11



The girl is standing on her paddles! :loveshower: Wingersizes & Stretching ~10:58 am 2021/03/11
She is making good progress. She stands, not for long, her feathers are too heavy 🤣 , pin feathers can already be seen on her wing edges.

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March 13

:hi:

18:48 Parent has arrived. He is feeding the fluffy Princess. It's LGL

19:02 LGL leaves her chick

Little Princess went to sleep. She must be tired. The night are not stress less for her.It gets scared every now and then and clatters its beak. It is mostly only rabbits that eat near them. Last night it was a bit better. She awakened only three times.

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March 14

Good Morning everyone! :hi:

Sharyn Broni (Ranger, DOC) Mod • 7 hours ago •
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For those who are interested, LGK and LGL also have their GPS tracking locations on this albatross tracker page where you can play the flight path. It is not as current as the link in the Meet the Royal family page but it helps to see the path better where multiple lines are crossing each other.

https://docnewzealand.shinyapps.io/albatrosstracker/

Click on the Interactive Map tab to find the maps, this contains all albatross tracker so scroll down to select LGK or LGL

Here is the map for LGK and LGL only.

https://my.wildlifecomputers.com/data/m ... 139976bcfe

In other news only 1 of the 33 chicks has not entered the post guard stage.

Today the Royalcam chick is 49 days olk. It is around this time that the growing down needs a lot of preening, the feathers are at the base of each piece of down and will develop over the coming months. Some mild panting this morning due to the sunny, calm day and the activity of preening.


LGL come home for feeding her chick

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Hi Liz, :hi:

Thank you for the links - they do not work - it says 'server not found' for both of them.

I saw as well that she gets scared every now and then and clatters her beak. As you say, luckily mostly only rabbits that eat near her.
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Rita :hi: sorry! I just copied everything the whole post. I had to click the links, only then are they complete. I have now changed it

2:06 pm Ranger Sharyn adjusts sprinkler! The chick enjoys the cooling



3:02 LGK came back home.. Another good feeding! Happy RoyalCam chick :D
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19:22 that was not nice! visit by a neighbor Albatross!
RoyalCam chick was begging for food. then the visitor pulled on the right wing from the chick and plucked downy feathers. It looked bad. chick seems very unhappy! In the end it was our brave little one again! She must have said, get out of here, It is my nest.! Then the neighbor pulled her wing again, got up and left the chick! Our Beauty stretched out her wings and was happy

19:23:21
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19:23:52 that was really bad!
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March 15

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The RoyalCam Princess feels happy after the rain :D
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she is very busy with nest building and preening her itchy feathers
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March 16

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Sharyn Broni (Ranger, DOC) Mod • 5 hours ago
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Today marks day 51 for the Royalcam chick, she was weighed twice today to obtain the post feed weight by LGL this morning. She is now 4.2kg and was fed 300g by LGL. The Track the Chicks weight graph has been updated.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-a ... ks-weight/#

A second feeding just after 4pm this afternoon will have pushed the weight up a little again.
We still have one last chick that is still being brooded by the parents

It appears that we have lost power on the headland right at this time also. this is something that can happen during high winds like we have been experiencing today. The power should be back on shortly and the live stream will be back.

Tracking Data

Check out this link to see where LGK and LGL have been over the last 7 days. The first location is no longer on the headland as they were not on the headland 7 days ago. A weeks worth of data will be shown here to declutter the tracking lines and make it easier to see which direction that they are heading in.

We still have one last chick that is still being brooded by the parents

https://my.wildlifecomputers.com/data/m ... 139976bcfe

The entire data set for the tracking data can be found here on the albatross tracker shiny app.

https://docnewzealand.shinyapps.io/albatrosstracker/ (This app is not reliable in Internet Explorer)

Click on the Interactive Map tab and Choose a Bird. There are a lot to choose from but you can find LGK and LGL if you scroll down past the Northern Royals from the Chatham Islands. This page is updated once a week but has the advantage of being able to play the 'flight path' as shown by the trackers.

Note that the trackers upload a data point every 40 minutes during the day. The night data of one point every 2 hours is stored until the solar panel is operational during the day. Albatross do not fly in straight lines so this is an approximation of how far that they have travelled.
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Sharyn Broni (Ranger, DOC) Mod • 8 hours ago
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Royalcam chick Weight

Today the Top Flat Royalcam chick is 58 days old and weighs 3.8kg. This is slightly below expected weight for this age and several other chicks are in the same position. There will be a reweigh of these chicks on Friday and potential supplementary feeding if the weights have not picked up by then.

Fluctuations in weight are a normal part of a growing albatross chicks life and we only supplementary feed when necessary. Later today the Track the Chicks graph will be updated.



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Seagulls in feeding frenzy :eek:
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About the fishes: kahawai
Māori name: kahawai
Scientific names: Arripis trutta, Arripis xylabion
The kahawai species most people are familiar with (Arripis trutta) is found around the North Island, South Island, Kermadec and Chatham Islands. They mainly occur in coastal seas, harbours and estuaries, and enter brackish water in rivers. The Kermadec kahawai (Arripis xylabion) is found seasonally around Northland.
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March 25

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I'm very happy! both parents came home for feeding her little Girl.
I am glad that there is no supplementary feeding :2thumbsup:

Crash landing by Dad- Feeding his hungry Kid~9:24 am 2021/03/25
https://youtu.be/u0meqvA2_e8


Royal Albatross~Great day for the Girl, Mom comes home too! ~9:50 am 2021/03/25
LGL brougth ha huge amount of food! She left her chick at 10:38 am
https://youtu.be/t8FlBG5Twp4

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What To Expect On The Royal Albatross Cam: March–April | Post-Guard Stage
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March 27

RoyalCam Chick is begging for food by an BLY ~6:39 pm 2021/03/27
BLY is the dad from Upper Quarry chick!




RoyalCam chick is gardening. she builds her own nest :innocent:
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March 28

Good Morning :hi:

10:29 Dad brought a good breakfast :loveshower:

14:50 LGL has arrived. There was a long feeding. RoyalCam chick is happy

15:12 Chick tries to swallow huge octopus from LGL! :shock: :laugh:
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15:53 Mom and chick have salt secretions.

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15:59 LGL is excreting salts.
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Little fluffy ball too
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18:08 She is with her chick right now :D

19:16 looks like the chick got the meal :2thumbsup:
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March 30

Sharyn Broni (Ranger, DOC) Mod • 13 hours ago
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Weighing and Spraying

Today the Royalcam chick at Top Flat is 65 days old and weighs a very healthy 5.2kg. She may appear big in the weigh basket but is very much bottom heavy. The down is several cm's thick now and makes her look much bulkier than she really is. Feeling snug in the weighing basket reduces stress for the chick.

The heaviest chick, always a male, was 6.5kg this morning, many of the chicks were very healthy weights due to recent windy days with lots of parents arriving. However, we still had 5 chicks that needed supplementary fed by rangers.


30.03.2021 Weighing


29.03.2021 Ranger Teo is cooling the chick
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Spraying
Irrigation is turned on when the day is very hot. The sprinkler has two settings moderate and extreme. Sometimes the chicks only need a light spray if it is not too hot for too long in which case hand spraying is used. It is ok for the chicks to be warm and panting for a while and we do not want them to get soaked and chilled.

Foraging areas of LGK and LGL.

Click on this link to see where LGK and LGL have been over the last week. Both parents cam in to feed their chick on Thursday and Sunday (NZT). A massive feed of octopus meant that on Monday when LGK returned again the chick was too full to be interested in more food at that time.

Scroll way down in the Choose a Bird tab to find LGK and LGL. There is now more data in this app. Playing LGK's flight path reveals a lot of foraging not too far from Taiaroa Head with two larger loops to the south. LGL on the other hand had started out with larger trips to the north, some local foraging and a small trip to the south.

Studies of Wandering albatross have shown that male and female albatross have different foraging ranges due to the lower wing loading in the females who can then exploit lighter winds.

What are they eating?

Albatross are scavengers, they eat what they find which is mostly squid after it dies and floats to the surface. Taiaroa Head Northern Royals find a surprising amount of octopus and also some fish.

In case you missed it scroll down in the comments to see LGL attempting to regurgitate an octopus tentacle. It was too large for the chick so LGL swallowed it back down, digested it some more and fed it to the chick later.

Some chicks are not so lucky and the too large piece drops to the ground. Here is a chick from further down the hill on Sunday with a discarded piece of fish in the nest. It was never even meant for this chick. What happened was a neighbouring chick was fed by her mum, this piece of fish was discarded to be then picked up by a black-backed gull. It was too heavy for the gull who then dropped it narrowly missing this chick. I removed it so it would not attract flies, or more gulls.


6:50 p.m. LGL comes home for feeding her chick

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