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.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Rare bird spotted at Portsmouth marshes

Tuesday 27 October 2015

White-rumped sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis).jpgA RARE bird has been spotted at Farlington Marshes – only the sixth time it has been spotted there in decades.

According to Hampshire Wildlife Trust, birders at the marshes were lucky enough to see a white-rumped sandpiper, an American wading bird that breeds in Arctic Canada and winters in South America.

The species is an annual visitor to the British Isles, but since the 1908s it has usually only seen in Hampshire every five or six years. The weekend sighting marks the sixth at Farlington in recent decades.

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