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Masked Booby

We decided to make a run up the Island today to see what shore birds were around and were surprised to find a Masked Booby along the beach! This immature bird, not often seen on or even near shore, was clearly very tired and resting. After taking a few photographs we gave it a quick visual inspection to make sure it wasn't injured and then moved along to let it rest.

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Taken on April 9, 2011