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.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Robin flies to top of poll on Britain's 'national bird'

The robin is poised to be named Britain’s “national bird” as part of a campaign run by David Lindo, a bird watcher and television presenter

8:00AM GMT 02 Nov 2014

It is the perennial favourite of gardeners and plays a starring role on our Christmas cards, and now the robin is poised to be named Britain’s “national bird”.

The red-breasted bird, commonly seen in gardens, parks and woodland, is ahead of the barn owl, kingfisher and blue tit in the final weeks of voting on a shortlist for the title.

The poll, backed by the RSPB, invites members of the public to vote for their favourite bird from a list of 60 candidates.

The top six from the list will emerge when voting closes at the end of this month. A second round of voting next year will then decide the overall winner.

The robin is currently the frontrunner, with around 40 per cent of the vote.

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