This is the image of mutton birding on Little Dog Island, Flinders Island, I could not find when I originally posted the salted mutton bird entry many days ago. Rowena & Mitchell carrying the birds down the water for cleaning, a tough job but the reward of a tasty juicy mutton bird makes it worthwhile.
After enjoying a large fat salted mutton-bird for lunch today Rowena can not wait to go mutton birding again, still 9 months to go. The mutton-bird or “short-tailed shearwater”, is a yearly visitor to Flinders Island, Tasmania. Flying in around September the adult birds prepare their burrow, mate and lay their single egg in that burrow, in the many rockeries scattered around the […]