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, 15 July 2014

Will reunited with beloved bird thanks to power of a tweet

Updated 3:18pm Monday 7th July 2014 in NewsBy Clare Snowdon

A BIRD-loving Amman Valley granddad has been reunited with his beloved rare pal four days after it escaped - thanks to a tweet.

Exotic bird breeder Will Rees was feeding one of his Guinea Turacos when the bird - a colourful fruit-eating native of West Africa - escaped the pensioner's clutches and took flight over the Amman Valley.

“I was devastated and didn’t know what to do,” said the 89-year-old who lost his wife of 67 years earlier this year.

“I’ve had birds since a very young age, they are part of my life, and they helped me through a very difficult few months.

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