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Blonding

It’s one of those unavoidable things that comes round every year, like winter colds or tax returns. Yes, it’s the traditional annual Bird Island blonding. Each year hundreds of seal pups get marked with hair dye so that they can … Continue reading

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Petrels and albatrosses (take 2)

Oh dear, I still haven’t quite got the hang of this…. let’s try that again. This is a very exciting time of year to be a giant petrel. Their favourite food is dead seal, so all of the detritus of … Continue reading

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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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