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.
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Spring returns to Bird Island
The Macaroni penguins are back, after spending the winter at sea.
Willis Islands from Top Meadow on a misty spring morning.
Light-mantled sooty albatross awaits the return of its mate.
The gentoo's have settled down to breed and are incubating their eggs.
The Black-browed albatrosses have also returned to their nesting sites.