Dead Bird Quiz: dark birds with hooked bills edition

24 09 2009
Bird A: Dorsum. Found  September 19 by Ray Bosse on LC_03a

Bird A: Found September 19 by Ray Bosse on LC_03a

Bird A: A second view. Measurements are shown on card in photo.

Bird A: A second view. Measurements are shown on card in photo.

Seanetters patrolling Buzzard’s Bay in Massachusetts are accustomed to bird carcass free trips. Their region generates very few specimens for reasons that are as yet unknown. But this month, Seanetters in that area turned up an unusual number of carcasses. Perhaps this uptick is a mere fluke, or perhaps it is something more substantial–your blogger lacks the statistical acumen to determine this at the present moment.

In any case, we want Seanetters far and wide to share in the sudden bounty of Buzzard’s Bay, and so we offer you this dead bird quiz, straight from southern Massachusetts. Answers, as always, will appear in tomorrow’s post. Bring on the guesses, Seanetters!

Bird B (dorsum): Found September 15 by Libby Rock on LC_04

Bird B (dorsum): Found September 15 by Libby Rock on LC_04

Bird B (ventrum)

Bird B (ventrum)

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14 01 2010
Warm SEANET sentiments for the New Year « SEANET Blog

[…] Why, it IS perfect!! SO picturesque!!” This very bird, a Great Cormorant, was featured in a Dead Bird Quiz some time back, and here he lies where fate cast him upon the glassy sand. A belated happy New […]

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