7th January 1836

[The Boatswain Bird aka The Red-billed Tropicbird]

Captain Fitzroy’s Journal
On the 7th of January, while more than two hundred miles from any known land, we saw a boatswain-bird and two white tern. To those who are interested about the distances to which birds fly from land, this remark may be worth notice: as some persons say that tern never fly far.

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