Friday, 15 March 2013

Some Falklands wildfowl

The Chiloe Wigeon that we saw on Sea Lion Island was probably the wildfowl highlight of our trip, but sadly it was a bit too distant to get an even half-decent photo of. These Speckled Teal, photographed at the same site, were lovely, though - teal generally are understatedly beautiful, and consequently seem to get overlooked far too frequently.

Below is a female Upland Goose, a species that we saw pretty much everywhere we went on the islands, and below that, a pair of the same species, obligingly living up to their name by posing on one of the higher points of Carcass Island.

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