LARGE BIRD On salt water boat dock
by George Adams
(Carolina Beach, NC)
This large bird was on my dock close to the ocean on a salt water sound in southern North Carolina USA...Wilmington. I have never seen anything like it before. It had a large yellow-orange beak that was oddly reminiscent of a puffin or seed eater but this was a big bird and stood nearly 2ft tall. When it flew off it had a very large 6ft ish wing-span and mad a very loud distinct call sounding like GAWK GAWK. The picture is horrible.