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 8 April 2014

RARE BIRD SPECIES: Hotline to report Derbyshire sightings of rare hen harriers

By Derby Telegraph | Posted: April 03, 2014
A HOTLINE has been opened so walkers, cyclists and bird watchers in Derbyshire can report sightings of one of the country's rarest species.

The RSPB has relaunched the number in a bid to find out more about the hen harrier in central and northern England.

The charity says the birds are among the most enigmatic in the UK, with males performing aerobatic "sky dances" in spring.

A spokesman for the RSPB said: "I hope that anyone lucky enough to spot one of these birds in Derbyshire will take the time to call us.

"Reports of hen harriers via the hotline in previous years have contributed vital information to help monitor and protect these rare birds."

The harrier hotline is 0845 4600 121 and sightings can also be reported by e-mail at hen, including the date and location of the sighting with a six-figure grid reference if possible.

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