by MICHAEL MCGLADE
Recent storms are believed to have blown a bird over 3,000 miles from Canada to a lough in Co Tyrone.
The solitary Pacific Diver bird - known as a loon - which was spotted on Lough Fea near Cookstown in recent days has attracted dozens of bird watchers from as far as Scotland.
Several images of the bird - which spends much of its time diving under water for small fish - have been captured by delighted bird watchers.
More bird watchers are expected to descend on the lough this weekend, as news of bird’s bizarre appearance spreads.