I’m well known for my paintings of penguins so it won’t be a surprise to see today’s blog post is about… penguins.
When I was in the Falklands I saw Gentoo penguins with nests made from either pebbles or foliage. Some of the penguins were incorrigible thieves, stealing pebbles from their neighbours’ nests to improve their own.
Today I found this fabulous footage of an Adelie penguin doing exactly the same thing. It was filmed in Antarctica for the BBC Frozen Planet series. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15305506
No doubt about it – penguins get my vote for “birds most likely to make you laugh out loud”.