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    Bleaker - The Island II

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    The Island

    The Southern end of the island is a 200 meter rocky drop where most of the penguins and birds are nesting. A stunning view of the rough seas below and the teeming wildlife around makes one appreciate the island even more.

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    Rockhopper Penguins III

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    Rockhopper Penguins

    Once they reach the nesting site the hungry chick is already waiting. The penguins regurgitate the food they have collected and feed the shouting chick. Penguins have had equality for a long time, since both the mother and father are involved in the feeding and upbringing process.

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    Rockhopper Penguins II

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    Rockhopper Penguins

    Imagine you are about 50cm tall and you would have to climb a rocky and slippery drop of about 200 meters. Well that is what these penguins have to do when they return to the nesting site. It is quiet amusing to see these little penguins jump up rocky steps.

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    Night Heron

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Night Heron

    The Falklands have some 185 different species of birds - the shy Night Heron was one of the sightings that I made whilst I was on the island. Normally slightly higher up on a look out to spot and catch fish.

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    Skuas

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Skuas

    Upon my visit there were plenty of nesting Skuas and their chicks around, hidden in the shrubs one can only see them in the very last moment. If one got to close the Skua would attack and fly right over once head.

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    Seals

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Seals in the Falklands

    The island is a haven for nature. From the coastline one can see many fur seals swimming around curiously watching the invaders that have arrived on their island. Though they are a bit shy and do not come very close

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    Bleaker Settlement III

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Cobb's Cottage

    The Rendell family offers self catering accommodation on the island. Cobb’s Cottage has recently been refurbished and offers adventurous travellers accommodation central in the island and within walking distance to all natural sights.

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    Bleaker Settlement

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Bleaker Settlement

    Bleaker Island is home to two permanent human residents only. The settlement of the Rendell family has a number of houses. Their main income here is farming, and one can find sheep and cows on the island. As an additional income is tourism with visitors arriving to the island.

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    Bleaker - Flowers

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Flowers

    Rugged terrain, high winds, cold temperatures, the Falklands are on the edge of Antarctica, summers are short, wet and cold, even more surprising to see flowers bloom in the fields on the island.

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    Bleaker - The Island

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    The Island

    Bleaker Island gradually rises from one side to the other, the entire interior being completely treeless with grass and shrubs.

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    Cormorants

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Cormorants

    Seeing this group of thousands of birds from the distance I thought, wow another group of penguins, but coming closer there were thousands of cormorants nesting, flying in and out feeding the chicks.

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    Magellanic Penguins

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Magellanic Penguins

    Another species of penguin can be found on Bleaker Island the Magellanic Penguins. These penguins do not nest on the rocky outcrops but in burrows nearby.

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    Rockhopper Penguins

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    Rockhopper Penguins

    One of the main attractions of the island are Rockhopper Penguins that have their nests on the rocky drops of the islands. The community of those penguins consists of a few thousand breeding pairs.

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    Bleaker Settlement II

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2007

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    The generators

    Being so remote means that one has to bring everything to the island, this is done by plane or by boat. Electricity has to be generated on the island, with a wind and diesel generator.

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