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, 17 January 2016

Rare bird spotted in Gloucester brook

By CitizenNews | Posted: January 14, 2016


The bird, known as a penduline tit has only been recorded once in the Gloucestershire area since records began.

Sightings of a very rare bird has bird watchers excited after being spotted at a new city council reserve.

The bird, known as a penduline tit has only been recorded once in the Gloucestershire area since records began.

Horsbere Reserve was developed by the Environment Agency as part of the flood management scheme. It is now owned and managed by Gloucester City Council. The reserve is made up of a large wetland that diverts flood water away from properties and into the storage area at times of a flood, as well as being an important wildlife habitat.

Cllr Jim Porter, cabinet member for environment at Gloucester City Council said, "It is very exciting to have such a rare bird visit the reserve.

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