Today I was poo-ed on. At least some bird aimed at me and loosed it’s bowels. By some fortunate feat of physics, at least for me, the bird missed! But this is what I have to look forward to.. raining poo droplets! This shows the birds are getting serious about intruders, the breeding season marches on! It was a wonderful time out on the peninsula though. I was mightily lazy! I forgot the nest markers at home so just did a nest check, but midway through I decided to just have a sit. So I sat and watched, first the birds and got some wonderful photos, and then the sea. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and watching in the right direction, and saw whales! Well first I saw the whale watching boat and wondered why they weren’t moving, then I saw the whales! There must have been a large school of fish in the area as the whales were putting on quite a performance! I sat and watched for about 15 minutes before I decided I had to get back to work and finish checking all the nests. The nests are still empty, but I am hopeful for eggs soon!
|A whale breaching.|
|I wish I was out on that boat!|
|The gulls managed to steal an unfortunate Sacred Ibis chick.|
|They are so close to the colony, vicious predators.|
|Mom I'm HUNGRY!|
|Testing out the wings.|
|You can clearly see the first-hatched of the two chicks here.|