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.

Saturday 13 July 2013

Spectacular marsh harriers nesting at nature reserve for first time

THEY are some of the most spectacular birds to watch in the country and now they are breeding at an East Yorkshire nature reserve for the first time.

Marsh harriers have been nesting at Yorkshire Water's Tophill Low reserve, near Driffield, to the delight of staff and volunteers.

Indeed, wildlife is thriving at the reserve, with only the second pair of Cetti's warblers found breeding onsite and otters bringing up a family close to the reservoir.

The exciting additions to the site's varied wildlife have been put down to the careful management of habitats at the site, which means they appeal to the rare birds and animals.

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