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.

Friday 14 June 2013

Peacock update: Wild bird caught in Reigate Avenue and returned to Hobblesdown children's farm in Epsom

A wild peahen chase in Sutton and Morden has ended peacefully after a group of residents snared the elusive bird.

After several weeks on the run, the majestic creature, which had been strutting around Sutton and Merton, has finally been returned to a Hobbledown children's farm in Epsom.

Not a bird renowned for its shyness, the peahen had been game enough to be caught on camera more than once by members of the public, who sent us in a selection of pictures.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said it was "very unusual" to see such a bird in suburban London, but there is no suggestion of fowl play.

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