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, 17 July 2014

Bird-watchers flock to Breydon Water to see great knot

16 July 2014 Last updated at 14:13


Hundreds of bird-watchers have flocked to the Norfolk coast in the hope of catching a rare glimpse of a migratory great knot in Britain.
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The elusive wading bird, more at home on the Australian coast, has only been seen in the UK on three occasions since 1989, experts said.

Brian Egan, from the Norwich-based Rare Bird Alert, said the "enigmatic bird" was "exciting for many people to see".

It was first spotted on Breydon Water, near Great Yarmouth, on Sunday evening.

"Great knot breed in a tundra habitat in Siberia and migrate as far as the Australian coast," said Mr Egan.


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