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, 30 November 2013

It's that bird off the news! BBC studio invaded by tiny WREN that perches behind presenter (and yes, she tweeted about it later)

An inquisitive bird hit the headlines when it flew into a busy TV studio and perched itself - next to a newsreader.

This is the moment viewers of a live BBC news bulletin were sent in to a flap when a bird (ringed) flew into the studio and landed on a monitorRegional BBC presenter Alison Johns was in the middle of a live breakfast bulletin when the feathered visitor landed on a monitor just behind her.
The bird, believed to be a wren, remained in shot for several seconds before Ms Johns handed over to the weather forecast.

The TV anchor had no idea it was right behind her but as soon as she was off air staff captured the creature and carefully released it into the wild.

Ms Johns, a reporter and presenter for West Country-based BBC Spotlight, tweeted a still of the bird afterwards, saying: 'Unexpected guest with me in @BBCSpotlight studio this morning!'








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