Magellanic Penguins

Went to Gypsy Cove this evening to see the Magellanic Penguins. The late afternoon, early evening is the best time to see the Magellanic Penguins as adult birds are returning from sea to feed the chicks. The chicks are often out of the burrows waiting for the returning parent.

            

     

   

They seem to have had a good year as most pairs have two large, well fed chicks.

    

         

4 thoughts on “Magellanic Penguins

  1. Penguins
    It's lovely to see the chicks with grass all around … every time I have watched nature films that show the emperor penguins and all that snow and ice I can only wonder how so many of their chicks survive.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful display of penguins in more warmer conditions – there is something hypnotic about watching them, I think … it's as though time stands still when they do.

    Polly

  2. Great photos!
    Although I admit, birds aren't always high on my list of things to see/enjoy, you have some wonderful photos of some magnificent creatures. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Very nice
    Nice blog entry and great pictures of magellanic chicks. Seems hardly possible that it is over a year since I was at Gypsey Cove.

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