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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    #Kelp #gull

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Interesting photo gardenmaeve. Huge clear area with everyone packed in up at this end. Odd! :-\

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Agreed. No sign of a particular reason, though. Sometimes what seems odd to us is ordinary for them, so let's keep thinking about it. 😉

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Similar pattern here: http://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0004vpw

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    That's another good picture...it looks like they are playing an outdoor chess match in the middle ... (I have a good imagination 😉 ) 😄

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I'm thinking both photos simply show the current crop of growing chicks forming the large creches, freeing adults go get food.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Well, the 1st breeding season starts in November for King penguins, although, there are always some chicks from the other breeding seasons

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    So many penguins just come back from sea at this time to mate.. (their breeding cycle is very unique and difficult to understand).

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I think that the adult Kings moult just before breeding - or did I dream this?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    The moulting season starts in October for King penguins, just after coming back from sea, so it's not "before" but rather about the same time.

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