Saturday 2nd January.
Ran with Georgie this morning again, as well as finding the running difficult it was -4 feels like -9 degrees and we have a good covering of snow. A real shock to the lungs, it’s definitely going to take a while to get back in the groove. Starting to get over the jet lag although not sleeping that well, however that’s not unusual under normal circumstances.
I thought I would clear up some of the bird life I gave strange names to as I didn’t have any ID literature.
The Batman bird, so called because of its face mask was a Sooty Tern, they were prevalent the whole trip really. Sometimes in large numbers sometimes not.
The Sooty Terns hung out a lot with the Wedge Tailed Shearwater, the Shearwater looked quite plain from a distance but actually had quite neat plumage when they get close up.
The Paul Weller bird is actually a Brown Booby, not sure in this image the Paul Weller tag is appropriate but when I saw them on the boat it was the first thing that came to mind.
I think most of the Albatross I saw were Laysan Albatross.
I also had Brown Noddy’s roosting on the boat.
And then there was the Sea Eagle encounter.
Thats it for today.