A second visit to the rockhopper penguin and king cormorants colony on Bleaker Island
I spend my last day tour on Bleaker Island visiting once again the beautiful rockhopper and king cormorants colony, that is within a short walking distance from the cottage.
Photos of rock cormorants, nesting on the walls of impressive cliffs.
Pictures of the rockhopper colony, often living together with king cormorants.
King cormorants and rockhopper penguins living all together.
Penguins making voice calls.
In order to avoid to descent down to the ocean each time, the penguins drink from small water pools around the colony. However, only limited quantity of water is normally available, so the penguins often fight to get the rights to drink. Click the link below to see a video of a penguin drinking from a pool. MOVIE 1
The day ends, discovering a couple with an egg. The rockhopper lays normally two eggs: the first is smaller than the second and in 90% of cases it is lost or abandoned. A surviving chick is normally produced only from the second egg.