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#1 Hawk Henries

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

During an old episode of Deadliest Catch a big storm hit the fleet. On one of the boats the crew discovered a bird which was dazed or slightly injured, on deck. The captain, who of course know's everything after all he is the captain, say's with authority " It's a freshwater cormorant". He then proceeds to make a resting place for the bird out of a box. A soft blanket and a bowl of water was added to make it more like home :) Well the bird is not drinking water from the bowl (meow) so the captain pours water on it from his Poland Spring Bottle.

Eventually the freshwater cormorant returned to the ocean from whence it came. A heart warming story for sure!! If you're ever in the Bering Sea and hear the song of the freshwater cormorant, which sounds like this "SQUAWK" you'll know it is the same bird (affectionately names Squawk) that the Deadliest Catch boat rescued!!!!

btw~ I'm pretty sure it was a grebe of some type... :)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

That's hilarious! Took me a while to find it, but here it is (below) - I believe it's a Red-necked Grebe in its winter plumage. I've never seen the show myself, so thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:18 AM

I remember that episode, it was a Red-necked Grebe.

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