This is perhaps my favourite Island, offering a very wide range of birds, and a good chance of close encounter with Sea Lions.

 

All pictures are Copyright of Richard Revels FRPS

 

A view of the Lichen covered cliffs on Bleaker Island.

 

Sandy Shore, Bleaker Island.

 

Big Pond can be one of the most productive photographic places on Bleaker for birds. Waders work the pond edges and Grebes and Geese are usually much in evidence.

 

Besides being pleasantly warn with clear blue skies, it can snow and be cold!

 

Sunset over Whale bones.

 

The Black Oystercatchers on Bleaker are fairly fearless, and this one kept moving to close to me to get them into the picture as it hunted for food!

 

A Pied Oystercatcher displaying.

 

Pied Oystercatcher calling while in flight.

 

A Red-backed Hawk. This bird was unafraid of being photographed and posed well for me.

 

This Black-throated Finch probably had a nest in the Gorse bush, as it was frequently seen on the Gorse bush.

 

Rockhopper Penguin with chick.

 

A Double-banded Plover in Big Pond. These plovers are far from plentiful, but usually there are a few working the shallow water around this pond.

 

 

Snipe in Big Pond.

 

There are usually several pairs of White-tuffted Grebes on this pond.

 

Upland ganders fighting by Big Pond. These Geese are the largest and most agressive found on the Falklands.

 

South American Tern by Big Pond.

 

 

 

A South American Tern in flight.

 

 

A Turkey Vulture photographer from the top of a cliff, Bleaker Island.

 

The Crested Caracara's on Bleaker can provide you with excellent picture opportunities.

 

Black-necked Swans, Big Pond, Bleaker.

 

Rock Cormorant's are much easier to photograph on Bleaker than any of the other islands that I have visited.

 

The Queen of Falklands Fritillary is the only resident butterfly on the Falklands.

 

 

A mature Sealion on Bleaker.