50 years ago: Seagull from DC winds up in the district

In the Nov. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

“How far do birds travel? A seagull which bore a tag from Washington D.C. was caught here on Saturday by Raymond Jackson.

“Raymond was featured in the Caymanian a few months ago when he had discovered a twin mango. A born naturalist, this boy has his eye open all the time for all the little interesting oddities of nature.

“The seagull was set free after the identification tag had been removed. The tag will be returned to Washington. It is a regular practice to mark birds in order to determine their migration habits and other characteristics.

“Mr. Cardinal Carter returned to the island after spending a month abroad.

“Mr. Lepair Barnes and his wife Lillian returned on Sunday from New York. Lepair had been gone for almost 15 years.

“Mr. Alfred Robinson also arrived on Sunday evening.”

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