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, 22 September 2014

RSPB plea to find missing Mongatu Harrier called Mo

Kieran LynchThursday, September 18, 2014 
6:30 AM

Bird fanatics have voiced their pleas in a hope to find Mongatu Harrier, Missing Mo.

The female bird is one of the rarest species in the UK , with just seven breeding pairs in the UK.

Mo was one of three Montagu harriers who were fitted with tiny satellite trackers to track migration routes earlier this year.

Mo’s transmission stopped sending signals on the morning of August 8, and her disappearance still remains a mystery.

Jim Scotts, site manager at RSPB Snettisham Nature Reserve, said: “The unfortunate likelihood is that she has died because of a fox or was illegal persecuted and the tag was destroyed.

“But you would like to think there has been a fault with the technology and that there are people out there with information on her disappearance.”

Norfolk Constabulary has launched an investigation into the bird’s disappearance.

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