This blog is a Photographic Record of this incredible journey; the images are roughly in chronological order.
Each image is ''clickable'' for greater detail.
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Our total bird count was well over one hundred. Sea watching produced 4 Albatross species, 10 Petrels, 4 Shearwaters and 12 others. We managed five penguin species missing out on Emperor( as expected) and Adelie.

Our key sightings of non-bird life were Killer Whales, Leopard Seals and three other whale species.

The distance travelled was 4466 Nautical Miles.

Please enjoy.

Friday, 22 March 2013

The Start

The start of our epic journey towards the lower regions of the planet

Buenos Aries, Ecological Park

Chalk-browed Mockingbird, Buenos Aries.

Bay-winged Cowbird, Buenos Aries.

Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater, South Atlantic.

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross also known as White-winged or Snowy Albatross (adult only), South Atlantic.

The Kent Birders

Good fortune in meeting up with a group of keen birders from Kent. By association this 'group 'numbered over 20 on occasions!

Broad-billed Prion

Broad-billed Prion, South Atlantic.

Wilson's Storm Petrel

Wilson's Storm Petrel, South Atlantic.'s_Storm_Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel, South Atlantic.

Black-browed Albatross

Black-browed Albatross, South Atlantic.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

A Day at Sea, South Atlantic

Practising for the Talent competition later in the day

Cormorant. Beagle Channel

Cormorant, old non breeding or immature. King/Imperial/Blue-eyed??

Magellanic Penguins, Chile

Magellanic Penguins, Beagle Channel

Antarctic Tern

Adult and Juvenile Antarctic Tern, Beagle Channel.

Black-browed Albatross, Beagle Channel

Black-browed Albatross, Beagle Channel.

Skua, Beagle Channel

Chilean(?) Skua, Beagle Channel.

Fur Seal, Beagle Channel

South American Fur Seal, Beagle Channel.

Kelp Gull.Beagle Channel

Kelp Gull, Beagle Channel.

Cormorant, Beagle Channel

Cormorant (King/Imperial/Blue-eyed?), Beagle Channel.

Rock Cormorant, Beagle Channel

Rock Cormorant, Beagle Channel

Cormorant Colony, Beagle Channel

King and Blue -eyed Cormorant Colonies, Beagle Channel.

Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel

Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel.

Cape Horn, Chile

Cape Horn  showing the Memorial to all the seaman lost in these waters The cut-out represents the iconic flight mode of Albatross'

Cape Petrel, Drake's Passage

Cape Petrel or Pintado, Drake's Passage