Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2020

A webcam viewing seals and their pups, on Saaremaa.
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Grey Seal Webcam Forum 2020

Post by Felis silvestris » January 29th, 2020, 8:53 am

After the long gap without transmission, a new camera equipment was installed on the seal islet. Right in time for the soon starting birthing of the seal pups.
The camera is located on a small strictly protected islet off Vilsandi island, which is located west of Estonia's largest island Saaremaa, which is part and name giver of Vilsandi National Park.
The islet is used by grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) to give birth to their pups during winter - around January to February. The pups are born after a gestation period of about 11 1/2 months. At birth their weight is around 14 kg. Being suckled by their mothers with extremely fat-rich milk (consisting up to 60% fat) they grow rapidly and within one month they shed the soft silky white fur they are born with and leave the beach to learn to swim and fish. Mating time also falls into this period of time. Sometimes we can see the bulls fight for the females on the beach, a dangerous situation for the pups.
Large seal bulls can reach 2.5–3.3 m in length and weigh betweeen170–310 kg ; the smaller females are about 1.6–2.0 m long and weigh between 100–190 kg. Males are generally darker than females, with lighter patches and often scarring around the neck. Females are silver grey to brown with dark patches.
White-tailed eagles are regular visitors on the islet and can be seen flying by or sitting in front of the camera.
The new camera system is still in a testing phase, which means there can be malfunctions and interruptions of the stream. But in all the new system shows a much better quality of image. Due to the lack of electricity on the remote islet, the sole power source are solar panels, which is the reason for the camera being shut off over night. If there are not enough sunny days to reload the batteries, there also will be no transmission.

The stream is provided via YouTube and can be found on Teetormaja's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFjD6G ... rKhL_aEsmA
If you don't find a stream, please check here for a new address!


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The Youtube stream for the moment can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A1Wi3sOy7g
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Post by Fleur » January 29th, 2020, 9:00 am

Thank you Felis :2thumbsup:

8:37 Oh, the sound, the view, the Seals :loveshower:
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Thank you !! I'm happy :thumbs:

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Post by Fleur » January 29th, 2020, 9:00 am

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Post by Fleur » January 29th, 2020, 9:00 am

oh, zooming. Really great :loveshower:

so many Seals :2thumbsup:


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Post by Fleur » January 29th, 2020, 9:13 am

9:09 Eagle call in the background

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Post by netmaster » January 29th, 2020, 9:32 am

Hi ...

new camera demo from few days back



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Youtube Live make image quality in fact a lot worse, but at least it's working now.

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Post by Fleur » January 29th, 2020, 9:40 am

Hi Netmaster. :hi:

...but the zooming is great !! :D
Thank you for the beautiful movie

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Post by Hellem » January 29th, 2020, 10:28 am

What a nice surprise, we have the seal cam again :loveshower:

Fleur :wave: :D

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Post by Liz01 » January 29th, 2020, 11:07 am

netmaster wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 9:32 am
Hi ...
new camera demo from few days back........
thank you very much :2thumbsup: What a great sight. I have miss this camera a lot. It'S one of the best :loveshower:

Fleur, thanks for the videos and reporting :2thumbsup:

They sing so nice :D
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11:09 a hooded crow
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Soomaa GE chick hatch countdown 2020 https://www.tickcounter.com/countup/158 ... will-hatch

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Post by Liz01 » January 29th, 2020, 11:14 am

11:13 a young eagle flew past.
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Post by Abigyl » January 29th, 2020, 12:40 pm

Felis & Fleure :hi:

Thanks for bringing back one of my favorites :thumbs: :loveshower:

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Post by Biker » January 29th, 2020, 4:36 pm

:hi:

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Post by Fleur » January 29th, 2020, 6:47 pm

Beautiful Biker :2thumbsup:

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Post by Summi » January 29th, 2020, 7:14 pm

Hi everyone! :hi:

Patient waiting for more than a year and there it is - seals, their singing and sweet babies! One of my favourite cams is online! Hooray!

Big, big thank you to all who brought it back online . :loveshower:

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Post by aita » January 29th, 2020, 8:05 pm

:hi:
I'm happy :loveshower: :loveshower: and unhappy :cry: at the same time.
(I'm going to work and coming from work in the dark. So for me, this camera won't be there for a long time.)
IS THE ARCHIVE AVAILABLE?

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