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.

Friday, 21 February 2014


A slightly misleading heading to this story, but interesting nevertheless:

By NewsdeskGy | Posted: February 15, 2014
golden plover

A new nature reserve at Huttoft Marsh near Mablethorpe hopes to transform an area of rough grassland and redundant drains into a wildlife paradise.

The area, which also includes unmanaged scrubland, is being turned into a coastal grazing marsh, with wetland features, scrapes and undulating sand dunes.

A series of shallow scrapes will create pools and wet grassland, which will attract all kinds of wildfowl and wading birds.

Throughout the winter it is hoped that flocks of golden plover, lapwing, curlew, brent geese, whooper swan and little egrets will be attracted to the area. There is also potential for species such as reed bunting, reed warbler, marsh harrier and redshank, as well as frogs, damselflies and dragonflies to visit the 40-acre site.

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