Friday, January 23, 2015

Earthwatch Team Laughing Pinzones: Day 9 El Garrapatero

Today was the last day of field work for our hard-working Earthwatch volunteers. I was again part of the observation crew, and (once again) we were treated to a wonderful sunrise!

As always, the volunteers worked hard, but since we were on a beach, it doesn't even seem like work...

One of the few things that are not pleasant about the beach are the presence of the Galapagos Green-eyed Horsefly! These guys are similar to horse flies and deer flies found elsewhere, and basically take a chunk of flesh to feed on the blood. They hurt when they bite you, and you can see why!

We had a pleasant surprise when the purported resident El Garrapatero lagoon Greater Flamingo paid us a visit!

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