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That's a Mother Kerry chicken.

THEY HANG IN GANGS OF 6-12 OFFSHORE

Only time they come ashore is sick or after a big storm.

They feed on floating stuff, scraps.

You can find the real name in a salt water bird book.

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that's a dovekie. they only come to land to breed and they're not really used to humans so its not uncommon for them to land on a boat like they are tame.

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1 hour ago, Running Ape said:

I’m having a hard time with the size. It’s either a dovekie (tiny) or a razorbill. I think razorbill.

razorbill is proportionally a much longer bird with a much more robust bill. 

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5 hours ago, Running Ape said:

I’m having a hard time with the size. It’s either a dovekie (tiny) or a razorbill. I think razorbill.

It was like the size of a football.

1 min ago, foxfai said:

This thing looks like a baby penguin lol...

Yeah, it really surprised me to see it.  Never seen a bird like that before.

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Been a long time since I've been out there but kinda looks like the little goofballs that would dive on us back when I was scalloping... if you tied a piece of scrap on a length of mono they would grab it and literally water-ski behind the boat rather than let it go. Pretty sure not the same bird, wrong colors, but looks very similar. Driving myself nuts trying to remember what they were called, lol.

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8 hours ago, Intrepid95 said:

Been a long time since I've been out there but kinda looks like the little goofballs that would dive on us back when I was scalloping... if you tied a piece of scrap on a length of mono they would grab it and literally water-ski behind the boat rather than let it go. Pretty sure not the same bird, wrong colors, but looks very similar. Driving myself nuts trying to remember what they were called, lol.

Are you thinking of buffleheads?  They’re one on my favorite seabirds, but I hate how their arrival marks the start of winter.

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