I Consider Myself A Readhead!

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Common Gallinule

Why did the boy tiptoe past the medicine cabinet?

He didn’t want to wake the sleeping pills!

Interesting Fact:  Common Gallinules expanded their range northward during the twentieth century. They started breeding in Pennsylvania for the first time in 1904; now they breed as far north as the Maritime Provinces of Canada. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Gallinule )

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Being Unique Is Better… Then Being Perfect.

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Common Gallinule

Why shouldn’t you marry a tennis player?

Because love means nothing to them!

Interesting Fact: The Common Gallinule has long toes that make it possible to walk on soft mud and floating vegetation. The toes have no lobes or webbing to help with swimming, but the gallinule is a good swimmer anyway. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Gallinule )

Swamp Chicken!

Common Gallinule

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Common Gallinule

Day 133 / 365

“Red means STOP, don’t come any closer I have babies…”

Common Gallinule Chick

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Common Gallinule Chick

Day 133.5 / 365

Cute little chick and screaming for it mom.

Interesting Fact: Despite lacking either webbed or lobed feet, the Common Gallinule is an excellent swimmer. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/464/overview/Common_Gallinule.aspx )