[John, Helen, Nick and Juan continue telling us about their work in Cape Verde]
As I was having a jog in a park on Sunday morning I received a text from the team in Santa Luzia, the tiniest island of Cape Verde - some 350 miles off the coast of Western Africa. I was grateful for the break in my jog, but it was one of the less common interruptions I've had!
This is the team's text:
"We're doing well with field work and have seen over 20 species of bird, some new to the island. The Iago sparrows are most common and occassionaly perch ON us!
We've each suffered a bit with heat/and or diarrhea but spirits are good.
A shipwreck has caused some drama. Hopefully, there will be no pollution"
Fingers-crossed the team are feeling better now.
Santa Luzia - just 35 square kilometres.
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