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.

Monday 25 August 2014

Rare glossy ibis might stay at Frampton Marsh over winter

24 August 2014 Last updated at 12:28

Two rare birds from southern Europe that were spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire might stay over winter, the RSPB has said.

The pair of glossy ibises, who arrived in June, created a nest platform at Frampton Marsh, near Boston, but did not raise young.

The species has never bred in the UK and it is thought they flew north due to drier conditions in the south.

RSPB officer Chris Andrews said the site's wetlands could suit the birds.

Glossy ibises are a heron-like bird, with a green sheen to their coat, and usually breed in the south of France, southern Spain and in south-east Europe.

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