Monday 14 January 2013

WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD found dead on Cumbrian tideline - First record for Britain

Peter Scott of Workington found a WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD on the tideline at Mawbray Bank on 6th January. We collected the body and it is now in the freezer at Tullie House Museum. The specimen is intact but very smelly and shedding patches of feathers (per Stephen Hewitt)