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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Rather a lovely optical illusion in the bottom right corner: The markings on the head of the lowest penguin combine with ...

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    the shoulder of the poo-striped penguin to create the appearance of a third penguin head. 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    oh - I can't see it - sob 😢 I'll pop back and try it again later 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @AvastMH- the illusion bird's (black) beak is parallel and diagonally slightly below #2's beak. pointing the same direction.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    The illusion beak is actually penguin #1's black forehead, and the base of the illusion beak is #1's orange beak tip. 😉

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    puh, you got problems! 😉 I use to look at the date every time a pic pops up. So I know, whether there can be chicks or not. Also, I've

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    seen so many pics from The Rock that I know, for most nests, where they are and how many chicks they have. Soon I'll mark them blind 😉

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Don't go by the date only. We are interested in chicks/eggs out of season too! 😉 They are rarely seen but we have found some already.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    oh - GOT IT!!!! it was so good I couldn't see it - silly me! 😄

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    😄
    One of the things I watch for- haven't found any yet- is indications a Gentoo pair has tried a late nesting after a failed early nest.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    My reading indicates most of those second try nests fail. There isn't enough remaining time in the season for chicks to develop, eat well, and moult before winter hits hard.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    That's interesting gardenmaeve. The few bits of literature I've found about this mentioned Northern Gentoos (I guess the Falklands area) :-\

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