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#1 Coastie

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

cape cod. nov 1

if i had to guess:

Pied-billed grebe

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#2 creeker

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

Agreed. But, I've not seen one so stretched up like that!
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

seconded. odd pose :blink:

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

Alternative ID could be Loch Ness Monster! :blink:
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#5 Benjamin DeHaven

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

This might be an evolutionary advance you will see increasingly in the future. This will be called the Pied-billed Giraffe Grebe. Its long neck allows it to reach food deeper than the standard PBGR so it has an advantage that should make it more viable as a mate unless of course all the girl Grebes just laugh at it and call it mean names...

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

This might be an evolutionary advance you will see increasingly in the future. This will be called the Pied-billed Giraffe Grebe. Its long neck allows it to reach food deeper than the standard PBGR so it has an advantage that should make it more viable as a mate unless of course all the girl Grebes just laugh at it and call it mean names...


Hmmmm, sounds like the voice of experience. Do you have one of those "evolutionary advances" Benjamin? :D Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

I almost ended that with "but perhaps I've said too much"...

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Agreed. But, I've not seen one so stretched up like that!


They can do that?!

Good to know. :)

Edit--probably comes in handy when they swim, as Kaufman puts it, "submarine style"--only the head out of water.
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