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A (juvenile) Striated Caracara

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These birds eat carrion, eggs and the chicks of other birds. But the
juveniles really like to hang around people, apparently out of
curiosity. In the Falklands they're known as "Johnny Rooks".

A rock cormorant

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The common cormorant (or shag)
Lays eggs inside a paper bag,
You follow the idea, no doubt?
It's to keep the lightning out.

But what these unobservant birds
Have never thought of, is that herds
Of wandering bears might come with buns
And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.

-- Christopher Isherwood--

Rockhopper penguins

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Also on Saunders Island.

Penguins at dawn

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These are gentoo penguins on the beach at Saunders Island.

The Falkland Islands are very pretty...

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..but full of minefields.

(this beach is safe - the minefield is the fenced grassy area on the left)

King Penguins

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These ones are on the beach at Volunteer Point, near Stanley.

Up the Lemaire Channel and through the Drake Passage

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It was glorious through the Lemaire Channel, but a little rough crossing
the Drake Passage. Fortunately I wasn't seasick!

A last view of Rothera through the porthole of my cabin

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17th May 2007, 17:34   comments (1)