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Why did the chicken cross the water?

RoosterGood question.

A pair of communications from Chicken Corner's waterfowl correspondent, Martin Cox, report a rooster on the big island of Echo Park Lake. It was a busy paddle boat weekend this past -- I drove by a few times and saw the lake crowded with the small pleasure craft. One of the boaters was Martin, who wrote:

I was boating Sat and there on the island was a chicken, well a rooster really, I don't ever remember seeing one there and he was still there Sunday. He refused all photo ops.
[Then] while taking tea on our EP Ave balcony on Sunday I spotted what I think was an immature Western Grebe, could there be a floating family I wonder?

There's more. This morning Martin checked in with news that the chicken wire from the failed lotus experiment appears to be gone. Sunk perhaps, or fished out. As for the rooster: "Rooster seen strutting on island at sunset last night (Monday)."

GrebeRooster and a Western Grebe -- new oddballs for the neighborhood.

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