Grey Seal Webcam Discussion 2009

A webcam viewing seals and their pups, on Saaremaa.
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Post by Mutikluti » December 28th, 2009, 10:11 am

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At the right side of cam were two eagles...
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Post by Fleur » December 28th, 2009, 10:12 am

alice44 wrote:
If there were a male on shore would I really be able to tell? The females seem very dark when they are wet and then when they dry off a bit you can see that their fur is not so dark and some of them seem pretty big, but maybe when males are there it is easier to tell because of the comparison.
Read somewhere on the forum, that the males have a sort of suit. and the females a dress?
If they are wet, I can hardly see it.

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Post by Fleur » December 28th, 2009, 10:16 am

Mutikluti wrote:09.31
At the right side of cam were two eagles...
we still have a good look :thumbs:

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Post by Fleur » December 28th, 2009, 10:22 am

What noice whas that..Eagle ?

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Post by Liis » December 28th, 2009, 11:23 am

Fleur wrote: Read somewhere on the forum, that the males have a sort of suit. and the females a dress?
If they are wet, I can hardly see it.
The males have darker, more uniform-coloured fur (like a dark suit); the coat of the females is often spotted / speckled / patterned and with a lighter ground colour, like patterned dress material.
But true, when they are wet, the difference disappears. As with soggy clothes.
Don't know if a patterned-coated male or a dark-coated female is more usual - because surely both happen, too. Or maybe not - seal experts? Can a male seal have a female seal coat look?

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Post by Fleur » December 28th, 2009, 11:41 am

Liis wrote: The males have darker, more uniform-coloured fur (like a dark suit); the coat of the females is often spotted / speckled / patterned and with a lighter ground colour, like patterned dress material.
But true, when they are wet, the difference disappears. As with soggy clothes.
Don't know if a patterned-coated male or a dark-coated female is more usual - because surely both happen, too. Or maybe not - seal experts? Can a male seal have a female seal coat look?

Liis thank you for the explanation
They are for me just too far away to see properly the difference

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Post by Mutikluti » December 28th, 2009, 3:18 pm

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One crow was walking in front of our cam...I heard eagle voices too, they were nearby but out of cam view...
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Post by Kuremari » December 28th, 2009, 4:03 pm

so nice of the seals that they have decided to stay on the shore for a bit longer ...
Mutikluti , you had a busy day again :mrgreen:
others too, who posted cool pictures, thanks :bow:
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Post by alice44 » December 28th, 2009, 9:06 pm

Fleur
The seals MAY all be young or female which would explain why we cannot really see a difference.

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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2009, 10:19 pm

The crow looks so funny when walking in front of the seals, like an Inspector! :D
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Post by Fleur » December 29th, 2009, 1:16 am

alice44 wrote:Fleur
The seals MAY all be young or female which would explain why we cannot really see a difference.

that will be the reason :innocent:

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Post by Mutikluti » December 29th, 2009, 10:08 am

December 29

Good morning! :wave:
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Post by Mutikluti » December 29th, 2009, 11:36 am

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Crows are vexing seals... :D
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Post by vaino » December 29th, 2009, 12:00 pm

11:54, The weather is dreary,but the seals seem to be OK !
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Post by Mutikluti » December 29th, 2009, 2:09 pm

Sea is so beautiful today...
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Post by Mutikluti » December 29th, 2009, 2:52 pm

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Crows are today as Bosses between of resting seals...
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Post by Mutikluti » December 30th, 2009, 8:51 am

December 30

Good morning! :wave:
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Crows arrived and the first eagle flew near the cam too...seals are sleepy yet...
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Post by Fleur » December 30th, 2009, 8:53 am

30 December

Good morning :hi:
A new day.
Many seals are resting.

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Post by alice44 » December 30th, 2009, 9:17 am

Now there are fewer seals and a crow (it is too blurry for me to be sure) is inspecting the troops.

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Post by Fleur » December 30th, 2009, 9:22 am

Many seals leave.
There are many crows present.
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