Saturday, October 31, 2015

Penguin Activity Summary 10.26-30.2015

Site 1 Near

Site 1 Distant

Site 2

Monday, October 26, 2015

Penguin Activity Summary 10.24-26.2015

 Site 1 far view

Site 2 view

Penguin Activity Summary 10.20-24.2015

 Site 1 Far

 Site 1 Close-up

Site 2 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Penguin Activity Summary 10.16-18.2015

 Site 1 - far range activity

 Site 1 - close range activity

Site 2 - activity

Currently, there is a blizzard occurring and all our gentoos have left to feed during such a hostile time on land. Hopefully, this condition will not last long so they can return and start making those eggs!

In the meantime, enjoy watching these little guys scurry around doing what gentoos do. You'll see pairing occurring and some visitors (snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus). Also, notice the icebergs as they glide by. It's really quite the show!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Penguin Activity Summary 10.14-15.2015

 Site 1 & Long range 10.14-15.2015

Site 2 & Long range 10.14-15.2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Suddenly... PENGUINS!

This last week has not been good for spotting penguins. With recent snowfall and wall to wall ice on the sea, our little friends were quite elsewhere and nowhere to be seen. However, my daily vigil was rewarded yesterday with a few scouting out the grounds and I made a small gif of this accountance.

Today, was quite different. Today, a grand reunion occurred on the snowy grounds and there were many happy greetings among the prodigals. Without further ado, here are the gentoos:

Here's to tomorrow and getting down to the business of making those eggs!


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

They're Baaaack!

Wow. It's been nearly a year since I've posted anything on this blog; how time flies, right? Thanks to a computer meltdown of epic proportions last spring and really bad cam shots, I managed to miss out on the last leg of the Gentoos occupation of Gars O'Higgins Station, which included the chicks first wanderings. I'm hoping for a better year this time, as well better cam shots to highlight a nest or two. Without a cam on a nest, we can't have front row seats for the birth and subsequent sighting of the chicks' first forays.

So, that being said, here's evidence that a few early arrivers are already checking out the rookery, despite the still intense sea ice and subsequent spring weather. I'll have more as the cams catch sight of those gorgeous Gentoos.

Stay tuned!