Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Looking at the live cams, we see that the days are short and the nights very long. Snow conquers the former nests of our Gentoos and ice is its mistress. Storms and cold blasts move towards the islands of New Zealand and South Georgia. In the Northern Hemisphere, we deal with hot blasts of 90+ temps and green dominates. Such stark contrasts are beautiful and necessary to prolong life on the planet, but how I do miss our penguins.
So where are our gentle Gentoos? Whatever are they doing at this moment? One can imagine, but take a look at these pictures and known that wherever they are, they spend their days swimming, fishing, and developing relationships... pretty much what we do when we are not busy with responsibilities. Remember them in all things that affect them and hope that they all return safely to the Gars O'Higgins Station in the fall.
Posted by Lin Kerns at 2:25 PM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Beginning where we left off... the adult Gentoo moves angrily towards the Albatross. And the little guy is more than ticked off. He's out for war.
After nipping the second offender, the adult Gentoo turns towards the chick-calling out orders for the frightened chick to get up and to fight his fear. As an extra measure, the Gentoo adult barks out a warning to all other birds over the rights to the chick. He then turns toward the chick as if to say, "Get up-NOW!" The chick moves towards the home with the adult behind him and a hopeful skua in tow. But no one wants to tackle the Gentoo. The adult Gentoo, and remember that this bird is not the parent, guides the chick back to the nest safely.
Now, how can anyone NOT love a penguin?
Posted by Lin Kerns at 9:19 AM