Grey Seal Monitoring Camera

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Why does the seal monitoring camera not show any images?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.07.2018 - 10:24

Video recorded by Fleur, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 11.07.2018

A white-tailed eagle uses the camera stand for sitting on

Four days ago,in early morning, the camera turned on for a moment but went off as soon. The weather in the weekend was stormy but the Internet connection worked.

Perhaps there will be some time in the weekend when the weather allows the reason to be found and when we know the reason we will see what and how to handle it further

Bird life in seal camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 29.06.2018 - 09:35

Text and images from the ringing sent by  Aivar Leito
Screenshot from web camera  Fleur, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 22.06.2018

 

I have followed the seal camera at Innarahu on the Saaremaa western coast constantly besides the other Looduskalender web cameras.

At the moment I see on the screen grey geese, mallards, mew gulls, great black-backed gulls and herring gulls, arctic terns and oystercatchers and at sea the male eiders that begin their moulting.

Most of them besides the terns and oystercatchers are non-breeding ”lazers” that are in no hurry anywhere and with the foraging raids of white-tailed eagles on the islets the only worry.

VIDEO: Dangerous behaviour of seal bulls

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 13.03.2017 - 08:57

Video recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
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Grey seal        Hallhüljes        Halichoerus grypus

 

As we have already written,  the females feed the pups for about three weeks, then the heat period begins. The large male seals of course fight for the females, driving off their rivals in order to be in the right place at the right time. The really large seal bulls have no bonds to the following generations and they may weigh up to three hundred kilos. The neck folds are sometimes scarred from bloody fights with each other.

Interim report on seal pup count

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 05.03.2017 - 22:44

Image captured by IceAge, LK forum
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Seal counters arrive

 

Grey seal         Hallhüljes       Halichoerus grypus

 

The weather was ideal for observations, southerly wind  4m/s, air temperature +2 degrees and water temperature one degree lower.

The result of the census today (March 1st) was 53 grey seal pups and some stillborns.

Eight pups came to show themselves in camera view today. The peak pupping period is in about a week.

Seal camera works

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 18.02.2017 - 10:42

Photo Simmo Kikkas
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Portrait of young world citizen on Friday

 

Grey seal; Gray seal     Hallhüljes        Halichoerus grypus

 

Thanks to Simmo who went by kayak to count the seal pups the web camera was also adjusted and other necessary jobs got done – it is more uncomfortable for white-tailed eagles to sit on the camera now!

The Baltic-facing side of Saaremaa is free of ice and the pupping of grey seals is in its early stage. Thirteen females have given birth, all young are alive and healthy.

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