Since 2011, I have been spending November to April each year working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. I work as a Zoological Field Assistant on the penguin and seal long-term monitoring programme. Before this, I spent 2.5 years on the sub-Antarctic island of Bird Island, South Georgia, in the South Atlantic.
This blog gives readers an insight into my day-to-day life in the Antarctic, from my first trip south in 2008 to the present day.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
A few birds...
Snow petrel in Main Bay.
King penguin on Freshwater Bay in front of the base.
Young Antarctic tern on Freshwater Beach.
Snowy sheathbill (known as a Mutt around here) on Freshwater Beach.
Chinstrap penguin at Evermann Cove (we don't get many of these).
South Georgia Pintails- our endemic, carniverous duck.