The Kelp Goose subspecies Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum is a coastal bird endemic to the Falkland Islands. It is bigger than other Kelp Geese found in the mainland of nearby South America.
There are approximately 15,000 breeding pairs spread around the rocky coastlines.
Courtship starts in the Spring, which in this deep southern area is about September.
Nests are made of grass lined with breast feathers and situated behind the beach in tall grass or shrubbery. Between 4 and 7 eggs are laid from late October to early November.
When Janice showed us her beautiful framed image at the Paradise City Art Festival, we immediately requested that she share it for out blog. Thankfully, she agreed.
I purchased a photo from you at last year's spring show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. I hope you enjoy seeing it! It is hanging above my fireplace (electric) in my living room, the most prominent spot in the room. I love it and have received many compliments on it.
A bit of background, my designer and I chose this mat and frame combination to blend into the wall and allow the art to stand out in contrast. I love purple and green and decorated the room with these colors.
Bleaker Island is a 30 minute flight from Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands. It is a world away from 'civilization'.
The Island's only full time residents are its managers, who run both an organic sheep and beef farm and a lodge consisting of two cottages.
A view of the lodge. Our cottage was the smaller one on the left.
A view of the pier used by the Shag colony's juveniles for flight lessons. A whale jaw bone is in the foreground.
Because we rented one of the only two vehicles on...