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.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Experts puzzled by razorbill rescue

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 17:13 by 
Tom Wilkinson, Press Association

Bird experts were puzzled after a razorbill was rescued 60 miles from the coast - only the third time in a century that the seabird has been spotted inland.

Vanessa Hill was on the way to pick up her daughter from school in Tockwith, North Yorkshire, when she saw what she thought was a penguin on the quiet country lane.

The mother, who runs Leeds Cat Rescue, coaxed the bird into a bag and took it to a vets to be checked over.

She said: "He looked a bit confused when I found him and was very indignant when I tried to gather him up - I got a nasty peck for my troubles too.

"I looked online to see where razorbills 'hang out' and came across RSPB Bempton Cliffs, so got in touch with them."

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