Photo by Kevin Watson
My latest column for The Record is about an extraordinary series of events that happened early this month.
A storm blew two Brown Boobies from the Caribbean clear to the tristate region. One landed in Bergen County, the other on Long Island.
The real James Bond wrote about these unusual birds in his many editions of Birds of the West Indies.
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By Jim Wright
Special to The Record
This is the tale of two long-distance seabirds.
Their story began earlier this month, a nasty cold front propelled the two birds all the way from their native tropics to North Jersey and Long Island -- more than 1,500 miles out of their range. They were found roughly 35 miles apart, in bad shape, on the same Saturday.