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.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Mild weather sees record number of birds at Slimbridge

28 January 2014 Last updated at 08:08 GMT

The mild winter is encouraging thousands of migratory birds to stay in the UK rather than head off to warmer climes abroad.

Staff at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire say record numbers of species, such as ducks, wigeons, lapwings and golden plovers, are being recorded.

The weather has also led to the early arrival of a litter of seven harvest mice, the smallest species of British rodent.

The BBC's Steve Knibbs reports.

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