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.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Rare Eurasian Kestrel spotted near Halifax

By Julia WongVideo Journalist Global News

HALIFAX – Dozens of bird enthusiasts clamored to Eastern Passage, N.S. to catch a bird not normally seen on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Eurasian Kestrel is normally found in Europe, but one bird has made its way across the Atlantic Ocean and has been spotted near Hartlen Point.

“It’s very exciting. I think it’s the second [one] that’s ever been sighted in Nova Scotia,” said Joshua Donham, a member of the Nova Scotia Bird Society.

The last time an Eurasian Kestrel was spotted in Nova Scotia was more than 25 years ago, according to Donham.

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