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.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Thousands flock to Ashdown Forest for rare glimpse of short-toed eagle


Thousands flock to Ashdown Forest for rare glimpse of short-toed eagle


By East Grinstead Courier | Posted: June 26, 2014

By Sam Satchell

THOUSANDS of twitchers from all over the country have been flocking to Ashdown Forest to get a glimpse of a rare and majestic bird.

A short-toed eagle, which has a massive wingspan of about six feet, has been causing a sensation among birdwatchers since it was first spotted in the area about three weeks ago.

Wildlife enthusiasts say the eagle disappeared for a few days before returning to the heathland last week, where it has survived on a diet of snakes and lizards.

Among the excited bird lovers is Matt Eade, who took some of the stunning photos on this page and who describes himself as "an amateur with a good camera".



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