At 51 degrees South, we are currently enjoying long sunlit days and evenings, made seemingly longer by my impulsive decision to give up alcohol in January. I just hope Falklands Beerworks can survive this dip in its revenues....
|Black-crowned night heron|
|Name that bird....|
|Parent heron with teenager refusing to leave the nest|
|Penguins with difficulty making eye contact|
|Gypsy Cove looking east to Yorke Bay dunes and thunderstorm.|
|Turkey Vulture. Not cuddly, but keeps the place clean.|
|The usual view of Magellanic penguins|
|Penguins in undergrowth. Burrow in front.|
|2 hungry chicks|
|Big brother trying to get little brother's food. I know the feeling..|
|Siblings. Which one would you feed?|
|Variable Hawk, hanging on in the gale....|
|Some chicks (left, without chest stripe) getting close to the sea.|
|Thrush collecting berries|
|"It's behind you!"|
|Thrush chick waiting for berries|
|Not old enough to worry about humans.....|
|Penguin looking for his burrow|
|Gentoo penguin, rear, wondering where his mates are...|
|Gentoo bachelors come ashore to surprise of a Magellanic penguin.|
And finally, I paid a visit to the Dentist today, and whilst browsing through the old newspapers in the waiting room, I came across a magazine from last February, with the eye-catching headline - "ENGLAND'S DROUGHT - THE LOOMING CRISIS!!" How have my friends in England coped with the drought, I wonder? Do you need some water?
It was Margaret Thatcher Day on the 10th January in the Falklands. Will the UK also celebrate this in years to come?