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Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« on: April 17, 2012, 18:01 »
BBC has some amazing videos and sometimes they are just in the right place at the right time alright!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfWzp7rYR4

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 18:05 »
Had seen this before but it is just as much fun the second time around. So well done!

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 18:08 »
BBC has some amazing videos and sometimes they are just in the right place at the right time alright!!!


Wow that's amazing!!  A new scientific discovery!!   ;D

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 21:17 »
That's hilarious! Very cute! I'd better not show it to my Kinderchicklets or they might actually believe that penguins can fly! ;) LOL!

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 09:12 »
Seagullese in 4 minutes

Title makes this video sound "fluffy", its actually a great video talking about territoriality among 2 predatory gull species (Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls) and the communication they use to reduce violence within the nesting colony.  Well worth the 4 minutes - you will recognize all the calls/communications.

http://youtu.be/zF8Jl2oBf5I

With thanks to Cornell University

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 15:48 »
Very interesting video. Thanks for posting link, TPC. :)

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 18:10 »
Amazing how nature works.  They seem to have set up a great system that works for them.  Humans could learn from wildlife.

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 11:22 »
This is another of those wild weasel videos - mink in this case ... may be a bit hard to watch, no blood but it is a real fight.  Both are still alive and kicking and it seemed to be heading off in opposite directions at the end of the video

Weasel vs Seagull

https://youtu.be/3k319DbHU80


Word of advice - do not read the replies/comments from other viewers about the video, you will go out of your mind at the truly shameful online behaviour/etiquette from a couple of the respondents.

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2015, 23:20 »
This is another of those wild weasel videos - mink in this case ... may be a bit hard to watch, no blood but it is a real fight.  Both are still alive and kicking and it seemed to be heading off in opposite directions at the end of the video...

Boy, that mink sure was persistent. I felt sorry for the seagull. :(

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2015, 23:23 »
One more ...

Watch: Brilliant Bird Dances for Her Supper

http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2015/jul/18/watch-this-brilliant-bird-dances-for-her-supper?CMP=share_btn_tw

Very interesting behaviour. I did not know that gulls stamp their feet rapidly upon the ground to bring worms to the surface.

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2016, 19:40 »
This is a lovely story - has photos and a short video

Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year for reunion with the man who saved his life
Allison Lynch / Metro UK / 9 March 2016



Today’s most heartwarming story is brought to you from a beach in Brazil.

It’s the story of a South American Magellanic penguin who swims 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.

Retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, who lives in an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, found the tiny penguin, covered in oil and close to death, lying on rocks on his local beach in 2011.

Joao cleaned the oil off the penguin’s feathers and fed him a daily diet of fish to build his strength. He named him Dindim.



Read the rest here - http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/09/penguin-swims-5000-miles-every-year-for-reunion-with-the-man-who-saved-his-life-5741518/

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2016, 21:10 »
What a heartwarming article this is! 

Who doesn't love penguins?

I didn't know that when delighted, penguins would wag their tails and honk.

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Re: Videos: Gulls, Seabirds & Penguins
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2017, 09:33 »
Climate change ?

Penguin Disaster in Antarctica - two chicks survive from colony of 40,000
Sami Ghanmi / Tech Times / 15 October 2017

A catastrophic event in Antarctica has left a large number of Adélie penguins dead. Only two chicks out of a colony of nearly 40,000 birds have managed to survive the disaster[/b]

Read full article here - Penguin Disaster in Antarctica