Shearwater Island

Irma swept this bird half-way across the world. A Hilton Head couple rescued it - Island Packet

Murray said when they came upon the bird — who they’ve named Jerry — “he was sitting in the sand getting battered by the waves. Goff and Murray contacted Sea Pines wildlife officer Chris Bowers, who used a species manual to identify the bird as a Cory's Shearwater. Tropical Storm Irma didn’t just wash up giant buoys to the beaches of Hilton Head Island . It also brought a bird typically found only on far-away islands in the Mediterranean Sea or off the coast of Africa. Island residents Sherry Goff and Joe Murray were walking in the sand Monday afternoon near the Sea Pines Beach Club when they spotted the Cory's Shearwater. Source:

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Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes)
Ball's Pyramid NSW
Photo by patrickkavanagh on Flickr
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Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis)
Photographed by John R Whitaker on the Bay of Fundy near Brier Island, Nova Scotia.
Photo by JRWhitaker1 on Flickr
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St Tudwal's Island from "Shearwater" cruiser
Cliffs & cave at St Tudwal's Islands, Cardigan Bay, North Wales taken whilst on board the "Shearwater". This picture was requested by author, Robin Jones, for his book, Island Fever. Also used on BBC...
Photo by spencer77 on Flickr