Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Baby Skua

Rumor had it that there was a baby skua on the rocks near Roll Cage Mary on Hut Point. The hike down was short as always, but incredibly windy. After a quick look around, we found an adult skua. We looked for a few minutes and figured that the skua was sitting on the baby skua keeping it warm. Just as we were about to leave, someone saw the baby off to the side. Unfortunately, it looked like it does above and wasn't moving. It wasn't anywhere near the adult skua so we thought it was dead.

Dead skua? Killed by cats? If the cats made friends, they probably would have given it sunglasses and a patch. If you don't understand this comment, go here.

After about ten more minutes of sitting, waiting, and wondering if the first baby skua was alive and the second rumored baby was underneath the adult skua, we started to head out. As we did, someone saw the baby skua moving and there was much rejoicing.

The baby skua is the small white ball in the top right quarter of the photo.

Baby skua giving us the stare down!


  1. Oh we are so happy that the baby Skua seem to be alright!!!
    Yes, we would have given it sunglasses and a patch. And whatever else it would have wanted!!! We CAN resist the urge. We CAN resist the urge.
    You just HAVE to come by tomorrow and join our tea party for Miss Peach's 15th birthday!!!
    We are so happy to have made a friend in Antarctica!!! We will tell everybody about the baby skua - after we google it to find out what it actually IS - hahahahahahaha
    Karl and Ruis

  2. I had to google it to find out what it was too.

    Can you keep it as a pet?

  3. awww, it is really cute! thank goodness it seems to be ok.

  4. ooo...this post is particularly interesting...i like birds. alot.

  5. You have to express more your opinion to attract more readers, because just a video or plain text without any personal approach is not that valuable. But it is just form my point of view