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.

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