Richard Muirhead sent me an email yesterday asking the following question and requesting that I post on the 'Watcher of the Skies' blog in case any of you readers out there have any further information:
"Have you heard stories of giant penguins, 6 ft high in the 18th Century on S.Georgia, near the Falkland Islands? Apparently someone called Andreas Sparrman, who was connected with Captain Cook, wrote about them."
As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.