Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Sheathbill on Ship's Jacuzzi

This sheathbill landed on the ship's Jacuzzi just offshore from Port Lecroy on the west coast of the Antarctic peninsula. As you can see they don't have webbed feet and are also notorious for hitching a ride on ships as they're not great flyers. They live in the penguin colonies and because they don't have webbed feet are very fast runners so they nip in the second the penguin is off the nest and grab the eggs or youg chicks.
This one was obviuosly enjoying the warmth of the jacuzzi as it conveniently posed for me for about twenty minutes. Take care now and enjoy your day.

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