Here I am, beginning to flap my wings so they will dry. My wings aren’t waterproof, even though I swim in the water.
Oh, never mind, I’m preening instead. There’s plenty of time. Look at my beautiful eye color! I think I’m the only bird in the world who has aquamarine colored eyes. Don’t they look like jewels?
But I still need that flap and stretch……. I guess because my species dates from prehistoric times, I’m a little different than many other birds.
Ahhhh….. that’s better then! I’ve shaken off most of the water so now my wings can finish drying in the sun. Aren’t my wings beautiful to look at? They even help me to swim underwater so I can catch fish to eat. I like fish!