Bleaker Island – Sunday
Knowing that I needed to be ready to be picked up just after 11am I got myself out of the house at about 7.30 on Sunday and set off for a walk down to the beach and then across to the coast on the other side of the island and back up to the settlement.
Rufous-chested dotterel (I think)
As I approached the settlement and was trying to find the best way to get over a fence, I startled a black-crowned night heron.
Having a little time left I went for one final visit to the rockhopper colony and passed by the cormorant rookery, now deserted.
My flight back to Stanley was quite an epic experience. Although it’s only a 25 minute hop direct, we had a number of stops along the way, at Sea Lion Island, Pebble Island, Mount Pleasant Airport and then finally back to Stanley.