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, 29 November 2015

'Grounded' storks fly again one year after power lines crash

A group of rescued storks, which were never expected to fly again after hitting power lines, have made a "miraculous" recovery.

Twenty-two of the birds arrived in the UK from Poland after breaking their wings in the accident a year ago.

After regaining enough strength to undergo operations, three were able to take flight again this week.

Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, Norfolk, hopes it will be able to reintroduce the species to England.

Ben Potterton, Shorelands' owner, said: "For a bird to hit a power line, fall to the ground, have all that trauma and veterinary care and then fly again is miraculous.

"They're soaring around as we would expect them to do."

Mr Potterton said it was hoped the wounded birds could breed in captivity, and any chicks introduced to the wild.

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