On the islands or the Falklands in general it is goose egging time. The geese are laying and we have been out several times collecting them. We will collect eggs for eating now and extra ones to put in pickle. We are also asked to collect them for several people in town. Geese will keep laying if you keep robbing them and there are that many of them that they are a pest. They eat grass like it is going out of fashion and we could do with a lot less of them. Christopher's mum and dad have been out with us for a long weekend collecting eggs to.
It is also the start of lambing and we saw our first lamb 2 days ago. The official lambing date for here is the 4th but we are now seeing a few early borns, often these are twins. Unfortunately we have had heavy rain today so that is not a good start.
Today we had a helicopter day visit. These are folks that come out from the military base at MPA. Generally they are families or military that are wanting to see the seals and penguins. Today we had 2 families. They are delivered by helicopter which leaves them on the islands for several hours and then comes back later in the day to pick them up. Christopher always does guided tours of the wildlife to keep the disturbance to a minimum. The visitors pay £10.00 per adult and £5.00 per child.
Well that's enough for today. Next time I will update on the work that was carried out over the winter on the islands.