Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Packing and Penguins

The Shack's less than a day away. She's having to ram some of the thicker sections of ice, but progressing well. We're very, very nearly ready. The last few boxes are leaving the Simpsons this afternoon, but I wont be putting the packing tape down just yet as my whole room needs boxing up too

But, you know what they say about all work and no play...

Yesterday morning me managed a quick trip to see how the chicks are doing.

Bright and glorious!

It was well warm. So warm we recorded a new high of the season, a mighty +0.4C!

Look at that open water!

Don't worry, we're not bringing the ships in here, they'll be docking at a penguin-free creek further east.

Ceaselss, erm, Sunshine!

Almost fully grown

Adult feathers coming through

The chicks were starting to loose their fluffy, infant coats, gaining new waterproof adult feathers underneath. It's vitally important they get their tux's on before all the ice breaks up, as their fluffy coats aren't waterproof.

Super bright - even with a filter on the lens!

Penguins and ice cave

Ice Cave Again

The ice cave looked appealing, but we didn't dare go near as the intense sunshine was melting cornices, causing them to collapse. This snow's hard as ice.

Moody skies

As we turned to leave the sky clouded over, looking very atmospheric. Not a bad way to spend a morning.

If you're killing time in the office, click here to see penguins from egg onwards.


Blogger Paul Capewell said...

Amazing photos as always David, thanks for sharing. :)

6:44 pm GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Dave, leave the penguins alone; penguin loving is strictly forbidden.

5:30 pm GMT  

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