As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

To have and too cold: Penguins hold hands during romantic beach walk

A wildlife photographer has captured the beautiful moment penguins held hands during a romantic seaside waddle.
Alex Macipe watched the king penguins as they returned from a rough day at sea, in the waters off Volunteer Point, the Falkland Islands, where they had been fishing to feed their young chick.
The birds went out hunting together, which is unusual as one normally stays behind to take care of the offspring.
The conservationist and writer explained that he has never seen a pair holding flippers like this couple.
During their 'date' they appeared to be on a pleasant wander before taking a moment to pause, staring back into the crashing waves.
In other shots, they can be seen standing in the brisk winds trying to dry-off amid a flurry of sand particles.

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