Working in the Falkland Islands?

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Kings. Others are Gentoo.

There were also Magellanic. (Also known as chinstrap or jackass)

They live in burrows.
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There were also Magellanic. (Also known as chinstrap or jackass)

They live in burrows.
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Should have loads of other night birds living in burrows there. Broad billed pryons are nice little guys. We'd have nightbird attacks when it got foggy and they became disorientated. They're not attacking, just bombing into the base if we had the lights on. We'd go dark and sit around drinking beer until they settled down then go out and round up a load of stunned and dazed birds. Shearwaters, pryons, all kinds. Keep them in atrium till they recover a bit then let them out.

If you left them out there the skuas would kill them and rip out the breast meat, leaving the rest.

Jackass penguins are also found in SA around Cape Town, as far north as Wilderness and George. Now called African penguins in those parts for some PC reason, but I always knew them as jackass penguins because of the braying call.

The only Northern Hemisphere penguin is the Galapagos penguin. [michaelcainevoice]Not many people know that...[/michaelcainevoice]
 

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Philomel Street was blocked by a couple of amorous sea lions!
 
They get bloody noisy during the mating season. Same for penguins.

Team leader stepped across a gap from one rock to another, not realising there was a bull seal down there looking after his territory. Had a chunk taken out of his denims and thigh, barely missing his wedding vegetables while a big angry hairy bloke bellowed at him to fark orf.

The really dominant bulls have a little tuft of spiky hair on the head which the younger ones lack.
 
View attachment 620814Philomel Street was blocked by a couple of amorous sea lions!
There used to be a B&B in the middle of that block of houses on the left and I stayed there many a time over the weekend on my 91 tour...sorry pish up.! Then the Islanders got wise and B&B/hotels smartened up with the advent of cruise ships which meant more expensive rooms.
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Public holiday for Battle Day.

Out for a walk to Mile Pond.

This is the return, a view of Sapper Hill from the South
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