Penguin Watch Talk

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    The first time I see penguins on the little rocks!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Hurrah! Good spotting. 😃

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  • fred_neill by fred_neill

    There are other shots with them there or on nearby ice - not often though. Distance to water hard to judge hence it often looks calm here

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hi fred, I think this is about the best picture for judging the distance to the water. 😃

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  • mijikin by mijikin

    Some seem to be sitting on nests. No visible eggs though.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    That's right @mijikin 😃 We only mark eggs that we can see. In fact we don't see that many, but keep marking and you will see one 😃

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  • grannieannie by grannieannie

    Mid-stepping snowy sheafbill 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    He's stepping over the see what the lower penguins are up to 😃 Collected 😃

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  • sheshe2 by sheshe2

    Any idea why the group is smaller than in past years?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    A number of factors. We've seen it look quite wet here, and rain on the chicks is deadly. They are not waterproof and the chicks get

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    hypothermia. Perhaps other factors like parents being predated too. It shows how important it is to check sites for more than one year! 😃

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