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  1. apusupa

    Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic now online

    Second webcam online Since this week we have a second webcam online. Now you have a real close look on the incubating birds...: http://www.martingrund.de/pinguine/pinguincam2.htm Here a few nice webcam shots from the last days...
  2. Craftsman

    Craftsman

    Incredible how much White Storks can carry in his bill! It's the Male, the Female is sitting on the three eggs... I love this picture very much!! That's the advantage of a highend webcam: you get hundreds of scenes you always dreamed of... ;-)
  3. Nature's ballet

    Nature's ballet

    In 2004 I installed this professional webcam at a nest of White Storks not far from my home.
  4. apusupa

    Comment by 'apusupa' in media 'Ant Farm'

    I love Ants! :-) Great pic! Years ago I made a histological cutting through the brain of Formica polyctena -- it's an really huge and highly complex neuro-cosmos such a Ant's brain, no joking! I have an pic on this site: http://www.martingrund.de/zoologisches/gehirne/ameisen/1.htm Bye!
  5. Supplies

    Supplies

    Like all of my pics this shot was automatically taken by the MOBOTIX-webcam. The female just comes back with new nesting material. Three chicks had already hatched. In 2004 I installed a professional webcam at a nest of White Storks not far from my home.
  6. apusupa

    Comment by 'apusupa' in media 'look out!'

    What a great Photoshop composited pic! *hohoho* Hope you have best knowledges of geology and a high degree in probability calculus ;) Would be a great place for overnight camping too!
  7. apusupa

    Comment by 'apusupa' in media 'Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic'

    Hello Richard, I guess the waters seem to be rather shallow there. The large iceberg which you see on the pic grounded in april and got free in november. The tides in combination with strong winds might cause that a large iceberg runs aground and gets trapped for a long time. For the whole...
  8. apusupa

    Comment by 'apusupa' in media 'Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic'

    Hello Yernagates, there are some islands in the background and on the left side of the wideangle view from above with the radiotelescope on it there is a part of the coastal mountain range of the antarcitc peninsula. I hope to see some good detailed maps one day to get knowledge of the heights...
  9. Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic

    Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic

    Another shot from my Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic. Apart from the gentoos you can see a White Sheatbill in the foreground of this pic. If you want to see the life pics from the worldwide first bird webcam in the Antarctic just check out my website: http://www.martingrund.de/pinguine/...
  10. apusupa

    What is the biological meaning of birds singing in winter?

    I never could read any articles about the phenomenon of birds singing during the cold season. Wrens, robins -- sometimes you hear rather cautious blackbirds or starlings singing too. Two years ago I had at maximum three (!!) starlings sleeping in a large nestbox equipped with webcam and...
  11. Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic

    Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic

    Taken by my gentoo penguin webcam (Antarctica) One of my favorite webcam pics -- it looks almost like a painting, the breeding gentoos are slightly covered by some snow while in the background the sunset... If you want to see the life pics from the worldwide first bird webcam...
  12. apusupa

    Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic now online

    Thank you very much Andy for your statement! That would be the first sight of Skuas in the webcam pic - great! I read they migrate northward after breeding season spending most of their time at sea. Maybe they just have returned to O'Higgins? On the next pic there might be Kelp Gulls sitting...
  13. apusupa

    Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic now online

    is this a South Polar Skua? A friend just told me there is a large dark bird in the webcam pic, you see him standing on the platform left. In the background there is a White Sheatbill in sight too. Here the pic: Is this a South Polar Skua? ====> (PIC) Or what else could it be?
  14. apusupa

    Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic now online

    Hello Arthur, of course such a cam can't replace the "real" observation but it works well to show some of the natural biorythm processes in the wild. The frame rate is at the moment rather low and I hope it can speeded up one day. This all depends on the good will of the stations members staff...
  15. apusupa

    Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic now online

    Of course it is. Just a few days ago I found a very interesting study about the impact of tourist on penguins. The article is only in german but maybe the google translation gives you an idea of the content: Google translation I have some bad stories heared about the chilean research...
  16. apusupa

    Gentoo penguin webcam in the Antarctic now online

    As the result of my private initiative and with the wonderful support of my german friends (fascinated by the ecosystem of the Antarctic and penguins in general) the world's first bird webcam on the antarctic continent is now online (since 27th september 2004). What, how and where...
  17. Synchronized

    Synchronized

    Don't know what the three chicks observed at this moment, maybe mom or dad in approach with food? I found it a very funny pic while surfing through the webcam pics archive with about 45000 pics. In 2004 I installed a professional webcam at a nest of White Storks not far from my home.
  18. True love

    True love

    The male (unringed) just brought fresh nest material in while the female is sitting on the three eggs. In 2004 I installed a professional webcam at a nest of White Storks not far from my home.
  19. A pair of White Storks in late eventing light

    A pair of White Storks in late eventing light

    The pair is resting on their nest in late august after their three chicks left the nest successful. In 2004 I installed a professional webcam at a nest of White Storks not far from my home.
  20. apusupa

    Comment by 'apusupa' in media 'wren feeding young'

    A very interesting pic! I never heared of our wren-species in europe (Troglodytes troglodytes) breeding in nestboxes. Your species does?
  21. apusupa

    Swifts

    Thank you <oceans> for your wonderful impressions and thoughts :) ! Next year I want to take some better shots then in beginning of september when we saw some migrating swifts. my pics are not sharp until now... 1. I am no good photographer 2. Swifts are indeed very difficult to photograph...
  22. apusupa

    Swifts

    So cute creatures :bounce: I really would not like to meet them if they had a size of about 2 meters
  23. apusupa

    Swifts

    Crataerina pallida Hello oceans, should have been Crataerina pallida, it is by far the most regular ectoparasite on swifts! At warm weather they are very (!) fast. My friend Klaus Roggel from Berlin made some nice pics on his remarkable Swift-Page: ====> LINK: Pics of the Hippoboscid Fly...
  24. Gentoo penguins in the Antarctic

    Gentoo penguins in the Antarctic

    It was my idea to get the worldwide first bird webcam in the Antarctic installed and everything went perfect! :-) Since Oct. 2004 this webcam is online at the german antarctic research station GARS O'Higgins. It shows a small colony of gentoo penguins. Picture update every 30 minutes all around...
  25. Eurasian Collared Dove

    Eurasian Collared Dove

    Picture automatically taken by my weather network-webcam with internal motion detection system (without PC) The camera is fixed outside on the southern side of our house in a height of 15 meters.
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