Fisherman Rescues Birds Lost At Sea: ‘Tell Me Something Good’
"...here in the Northern Hemisphere, many birds including inexperienced young adult birds continue past their normal breeding cycle during their migrations in Spring and end up in areas further north than planned (such birds are termed spring overshoots)..."
Birds can also be blown out to sea, become physically exhausted, land on a ship and end up being carried to the ship's destination.
While many vagrant birds do not survive if sufficient numbers wander to a new area they can establish new populations. Many isolated islands are home to species that are descended from land birds blown out to sea, Darwin's finches being prominent a prominent example.
A fisherman in Maine tells how he saved a tiny bird that was blown offshore by strong winds. (He nourished it, kept it warm and brought it close enough to dry land so he could release it safely.)
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