As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Rare Common Murre bird found in Scituate backyard

MARCH 26, 2018

SCITUATE, Mass. (WHDH) — A family in Scituate made a unique discovery, finding a bird that resembles a penguin in their backyard.

“We were just looking at it waddling around the yard like a penguin and it looks like a penguin,” said Joby Norton, who found the bird and brought it inside.

The Massachusetts Audobon Society said the bird was not a penguin but a Common Murre. The species is normally found in the northern Atlantic or Arctic oceans and rarely goes ashore.

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