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.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Rare birds make a winter appearance in Dunfanaghy

While the storms that battered the Donegal coast are not a rare sight in the depths of winter, some feathered visitors to our shores, believed to have been blown off course, certainly were.

Over the Christmas holidays an eagle-eyed father and son duo from Marble Hill, near Dunfanaghy, spotted a the very rare sight of two “Glossy Ibis” birds as they travelled along the road.

Malcom Parke and his son Ian captured images when they spotted the striking birds taking shelter in fields near Dunfanaghy golf course and the local soccer field.

As they observed the birds they soon came to the conclusion they were not the more familiar sight of the Curlew.

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