Ward removed the bone shown above from one of the whale jackets. This is the left humerus of a bird, probably a gannet. Gannets (genus Morus) are the most common birds in the Calvert Formation, and at least three species are known from the unit.
Birds seems to be particularly rare at Carmel Church, and so far we’ve only collected 3 or 4 (as far as we know). We have previously identified Morus from the quarry, based on this partial tarsometatarsus (part of the foot):