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, 1 August 2016

'Extremely rare' bird spotted at Derbyshire nature reserve

By Martin_Naylor  |  Posted: July 23, 2016

An "extremely rare" bird, which has only been seen in Derbyshire eight times before, has arrived at a nature reserve in the county.

The Caspian tern was spotted at visited Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Carr Vale Nature Reserve on Friday.

Nick Brown, of the trust, said, "We think there are only around 290 records of Caspian terns in the UK and most of these sightings have been coastal.

"It is extremely rare to see one in Derbyshire, this is only the ninth record. I was lucky enough to see one at Willington Gravel Pits in 1993.

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