Grey Seal Webcam on Vilsandi, Estonia 2016-2018

A webcam viewing seals and their pups, on Saaremaa.
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Grey Seal Webcam on Vilsandi, Estonia 2016-2018

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The camera is located on a small protected islet off Vilsandi island, which is located west of Estonia's largest island Saaremaa. Vilsandi is 9 square km and the westernmost populated Estonian island. Much of the island and the surrounding area is part of the 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 with a dense, soft silky white fur. Initial birth weight is about 14 kg, the pups grow very fast on the extremely fat-rich milk (consisting up to 60% fat) and within one month shed the pup fur and leave for the sea to learn to fish. During this time the mothers don't leave to fish. Mating time also falls into this period of time. Gestation period is 11 1/2 months.
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.

We further are able to watch White-tailed Eagles in front of the camera.

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Results of seal pup count 2016, from Mart Jüssi


Results of field works on Innarahu on Sunday 14.02.16.
25 live grey seal pups
110 old animals
7 white-tail eagles
viewtopic.php?p=440860#p440860


Results of seal count 23.02.16
54 live seal pups
10 dead pups
about 100 adults
11 WTE
viewtopic.php?f=19&p=442534#p442534


Results of seal count 05.03.16
Seal pups 117
dead seal pups 25
ca. 100 adults
10 WTE (dragging seal skin)
viewtopic.php?f=19&p=444645#p444645


Results of seal count 22.03.16
52 live seal pups
37 dead seal pups
80 adults
16 WTE
viewtopic.php?f=19&p=448771#p448771


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January 1 + 2

The camera is sleeping ...
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I'm curious how it looks on the beach.
Having patience.....



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:hi:
31.December 14:44 sunshine
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January 4
good morning
10:37 seals on the beach and sunshine
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January 4

Batteries are finally filled and the cam woke up :thumbs:
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10:40 Seals and Eagle flies past
10:46 Eagle above the seals, and I think another call

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10.50 Seals in the sun :innocent:
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10:58 eagle again, and a second, and a third
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11:11
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I don't like it but I have to do other things now :blush:
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Fleur, beautiful... :thumbs:
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lianaliesma wrote:Fleur, beautiful... :thumbs:

I forgot ... they fly in and out :D
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:hi: the cam runs again
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11:47 eaglet flyby :loveshower:
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12:20

A lot of eagles flew by. 10 or more :shock: .
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13:12 Cormorant
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It is stunning how winter waters have changed the structure of the shoreline again
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14:10 a cormorant on the shore



EDIT:is perhaps the one, the has already seen Fleur :laugh:
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