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    On a recent trip to Antarctica, Linda and I photographed some Gentoo Penguins.

    Linda captured an image of one penguin with what appeared to be a dark piece of wood in its beak. Later, she photographed the same bird delivering the piece of wood to its nest.

    Prior to that, I decided to shoot a short video clip, using my Nikon D7000 camera, of a penguin colony above the nest that Linda photographed. Amazingly, the short video clip that I captured depicted the same Gentoo Penguin that delivered the piece of wood, stealing it from the occupant of another nest!

    The action is shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdtV...JGUclnV0oVqIaF. If you are brash and look closely, you will see that another pair of penguins is mating in the background of the video clip. My apologies for inadvertently invading the privacy of those birds!

    Norm

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    Norm,

    Very cute. I've seen other birds robbing nest material for their own nests. A real lack of bird ethics.

    Roger

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