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missy

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gentoo penguins, Amelie penguins, leopard seals from Antarctica. Let’s not forget the whales. Photo taken from aboard a helicopter using my iPhone. 9DFCB0E2-57FA-4094-AA7D-633FD980A40C.jpeg 7BF0825D-3D11-4C05-8191-13887598599E.jpeg FFF31BE6-C155-4AD0-9D8C-4BD6EE7A606E.jpeg 975FC9CE-627B-4BAC-9C32-75F9E5F7289F.jpeg 707B4849-B5D3-49B3-BDDB-904A0003DA27.jpeg 9B4F88D3-DD56-4277-A259-12F2D5C2F928.jpeg

Amazing photos. I feel like we are there. They are magnificent.
 

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Sorry for the crooked pic of the swans.
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We have had a lot of lightning here lately. So beautiful but my adrenaline spikes when I hear thunder and we are outside.
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Turtle sighting!!! So exciting ❤️❤️❤️

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Various species 4F2C27FF-D261-49B7-8445-CD0CE50EA28F.jpeg 5067BEC6-20D8-47F1-8ED9-89816D0EA03B.jpeg B77093F2-E24D-413C-AF0A-F6A59ABF33C4.jpeg CDA9B0B8-F49E-42F8-8D62-B4F9B49AD472.jpeg 564A02AF-23F0-45AA-B17B-5B169228724B.jpeg E2CDFD09-B61C-4976-B217-9DBE5491319B.jpeg of penguins
we saw all of them in our expedition cruise to Falklands Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. These photos were shown to us in our enrichment presentation before zodiac excursions and landings. Last photo is the adorable Adele penguin.
 

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Real life photos of Rockhopper and Gentoo Penguins
 

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New species of Duck for us. Gotta look it up when we get home. Wow. Beautiful babies!!!

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@Matata here is the video I took. Sorry it’s not longer and more exciting. By the time I got over my shock at seeing these beautiful ducks they were getting ready for flight.

 

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Thanks @missy. When I worked for Audubon in south Texas, they were everywhere. I even got to rehab a few injured ones. I loved to hear their soft whistles. There were so many awesome birds in Texas as well as those who migrated through and I really miss seeing them. It's the only thing I miss about living in Texas lol. I'm curious why they're up north.
 

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Thanks @missy. When I worked for Audubon in south Texas, they were everywhere. I even got to rehab a few injured ones. I loved to hear their soft whistles. There were so many awesome birds in Texas as well as those who migrated through and I really miss seeing them. It's the only thing I miss about living in Texas lol. I'm curious why they're up north.

Wow how wonderful that must have been to rehabilitate a few injured birds. I would love to be able to do something like that. I don't know why they are up so far North. We cycled to the area again yesterday but they are nowhere to be seen now. I wonder if they went back to more familiar territory?

Just goggled it and look what I found from May 2019. They were here then too!



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...snip...A new addition to this list is the black-bellied whistling duck. Three of these ducks were discovered in Alloway in Salem County. A dozen years ago, multitudes of birders would have been traveling south to locate these beautiful waterfowl, but they — at least, for now — have become annual in the Garden State in small numbers. A cousin of this whistling duck, the Fulvous whistling duck first appeared in New Jersey in the mid- to late '70s, with about 100 birds recorded. However, after a single bird was observed in 1981, they never appeared again — so we must appreciate these birds while we have them."
 

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It’s chock full of deer here today. Lots of babies ❤️

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This was outside our front door a couple of years ago, the day before my son’s birthday. We saw her again a few times the year after but no sightings this year. (I assume it was the same mum as she was walking the babies on the same route, from a pond in the next street, causing traffic to stand still for them on the main road!). Any babies that dawdled at the back got a firm telling off from mum (at least, it sounded that way to us.)

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This was outside our front door a couple of years ago, the day before my son’s birthday. We saw her again a few times the year after but no sightings this year. (I assume it was the same mum as she was walking the babies on the same route, from a pond in the next street, causing traffic to stand still for them on the main road!). Any babies that dawdled at the back got a firm telling off from mum (at least, it sounded that way to us.)

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I often wonder if wild animals know how to count their babies? How do parents know they got them all? Strictly count on calling?
 

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