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Back on Bird Island (with photos)!

I’ll try that again, hopefully with some photos this time! I’m back on Bird Island for another season working as the Station Leader of the worst-smelling BAS research station. That’s not a slur on the poor hygiene habits of the … Continue reading

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Back on Bird Island!

I’m back on Bird Island for another season working as the Station Leader of the worst-smelling BAS research station. That’s not a slur on the poor hygiene habits of the human residents, but a result of the pong created by … Continue reading

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Gentoo penguins

It’s time that I featured some of our other dwarvish neighbours – the gentoo penguins. There are a few small gentoo breeding colonies dotted around the base, which (apart from the eye-watering stench) can be brilliant places to sit and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Bird Island

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More birds

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Albatrosses

Macaroni penguins may be cute and geeps may be entertainingly disgusting, but the real stars of the show on Bird Island are the albatrosses. Everything about them is an extreme: for a start, they’re vast – the wanderers weigh in … Continue reading

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Bloody geeps

Are you feeling squeamish? Then read on… The next group of our neighbours that I’d like to introduce are a rowdy bunch, with appalling table manners. Giant petrels (known as geeps [pronounced ‘jeeps’] in the local vernacular) can be generously … Continue reading

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