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, 28 December 2016

Beeley struggles to cope as thousands flock to see rare dusky thrush

By jilldcfc  |  Posted: December 12, 2016

The village of Beeley has been struggling to cope with a huge influx of birdwatchers who have flocked to Derbyshire in their thousands to see a rare dusky thrush.

The arrival of the bird – more usually seen in China or Japan in winter - has sparked huge excitement in the birdwatching community across the UK and abroad.

More than 2,000 people have visited the village in the past week – around 1,000 last weekend - bringing business to the area's pubs, cafes and B&Bs, but the volume of people has caused parking problems.

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