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 18 October 2014

Conservationist's delight at arrival of new bird

stormpetrelThis fluffy little chick has given conservationists cause to celebrate after it was found pecking around in Westcountry undergrowth.

The baby storm petrel is the first of its species ever recorded on Lundy Island, off the North Devon coast, and its discovery has provided further evidence that the island’s seabird protection project is making progress.

Bird ringers Luke Phillips, Tony John and Tony Taylor – all members of Lundy Field Society – came across the tiny chick while searching for manx shearwater hatchlings in a west coast colony, and were amazed at the find.

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