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  • zdena by zdena

    There is one abandoned egg. I included it in the count.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @zdena - That's a rare sight- a King penguin egg. FAQ 6 says : ...also we do not mark eggs/chicks that we don’t really see, or broken egg shells, or abandoned eggs (out of nest).

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I'm glad you posted about it here though- usually King eggs are not seen since they are held on the parents' feet, under the belly flap, until long after hatching when the chick is able to keep warm on its own and the adults go fishing for food..

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    This sighting is worth a moderator's hashtag: #King #egg , and I've added it to my collection, King penguins- 2017 batch. @Avast @yshish

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Nice posting @zdena 😄 Thanks for the hashtag @gardenmaeve . That is a stark picture of an egg. I don't recall seeing this here before.

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