Follow up on last week’s dead bird quiz!

18 05 2011

Stephen Brezinski, who found what appeared to be a Wild Turkey wing on his Maine beach (featured in last week’s DBQ) has sent us a picture of this rare bird in life: Turkus marinus, the marine turkey, seen in this photo frolicking in the surf, as is its wont.

Stephen and Roberta sent this email to accompany the photo documentation:

“Hi Sarah,

We finally think we identified the carcass of the beached bird we found during our last walk on Winslow Park!   The rare Turkus Marinus (see attached photo), a rather rare wading coastal bird native to Maine which is found most commonly nesting off the Island of Dr. Moreau, just north of Bar Harbor.

We hope you (continue to) have a great and interesting day.

Stephen & Roberta Brezinski”

They additionally pointed out that, “The empty can of cranberry sauce next to the carcass should have been a dead giveaway.”

Indeed.

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