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, 15 February 2015

Rare Harlequin duck in Aberdeen attracts bird watchers

5 January 2015 Last updated at 14:48

The duck was first spotted at the weekend
The arrival of a rare duck which has only been spotted in the UK a handful of times has attracted scores of bird watchers to an Aberdeen river.

The female Harlequin duck was first sighted on the River Don on Saturday.

Twitchers have travelled from across Scotland to catch sight of the bird, which is normally only resident in Iceland and North America.

The local RSPB group said there had only been 10 recorded sightings in the UK since 1950.

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