washed one of these today. they make a floating nest! how cool. this was its third washing. we hope s/he is waterproof now. s/he was oiled pretty badly. like the coot, the grebe has lobed toes. lobed toes are magical. also washed a murre who looks like a little penguin. the cold weather has made the pelicans and cormorants especially hungry. snowy plover docent training on saturday.