As any naturalist should know, chances are great that if a bird must swim in order to capture its food, it probably has webbed feet!
This entry was posted on February 17, 2015 by Mary Holland. It was filed under Uncategorized .
The red foot in the mystery photo does not appear to be webbed. Was Sally Grassi able to clarify weather it was or wasn’t?
February 17, 2015 at 10:08 am
What was he doing out at night? Are they nocturnal, too? Love your blog – I learn so much.
February 17, 2015 at 10:11 am
Beautiful photo. Many thanks for all your good work. Colleen
From: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:04 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [New post] Correction: Black Guillemots Have Webbed Feet
Mary Holland posted: “As any naturalist should know, chances are great that if a bird must swim in order to capture its food, it probably has webbed feet!”
February 17, 2015 at 10:25 am
Grebes don’t have webbed feet though they have lobes or flaps on their toes. Coots are similar, but I think their relatives purple gallinule and moorhen don’t even have those lobes. Again – I think , I haven’t actually seen their feet.
February 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm
good excuse for a gorgeous photo
February 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm
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