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 6 July 2015

PICTURES: Devon photographer captures rare nightjar chicks hatching on Dartmoor

A Devon wildlife photographer and policeman has captured extremely rare pictures of Britain's most reclusive bird hatching.

The stunning images show not only an adult nightjar incubating two eggs - but also captures the whole hatching process.

The new-born chicks are barely recognisable, with nothing more than a beak and fur on show - and are a far cry from the adult's frog-like features.

Nightjars are a rare sight in the UK and are widely considered to be the most reclusive bird in the Britain.

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