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.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Comox Valley birdwatchers delighted by rare sightings

MICHAEL BRIONES / COMOX VALLEY ECHO 
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 10:34 AM

burrowing owl - photo: Comox Valley Echo
Comox Valley birdwatchers were treated to two rare avian sightings this winter.

Two endangered birds were recently spotted in the valley — a burrowing owl and a rusty - much to the delight of those who love to observe and record these winged-creatures.

In early December, the burrowing owl, one of Canada's rarest birds of prey, was first noticed by people walking their dogs at Air Force Beach. Although they were not able to identify it at first, they were able to snap a photo of the bird. It was posted on the web, as they wanted to know what kind of bird it was

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