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.

Sooty Tern

Sooty Tern

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Wedge Tailed Shearwater

Wedge Tailed Shearwater

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Booby

Brown Booby

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albatross

Albatross

I think most of the Albatross I saw were Laysan Albatross.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Noddy

Brown Noddy

I also had Brown Noddy’s roosting on the boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Eagle

Sea Eagle

And then there was the Sea Eagle encounter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Links

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Thats it for today.

 

John

 

Out

 

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