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, 12 March 2017

Birdwatchers flock to Doncaster to catch a glimpse of rare birds




Darren Burke, Digital Reporter 

Birdwatchers have been flocking to Doncaster to catch a rare glimpse of a flock of waxwings. "Twitchers" have been heading to bushes near Sandall Park with their binoculars in order to see the birds which have been nesting in the area. 

Waxwings are known for their distinctive look - brown and pale grey with silky plumage, a black and white eyestripe, a crest, a square-cut tail and pointed wings. Some of the wing feathers have red tips, the resemblance of which to sealing wax gives these birds their common name. Birdwatchers have been gathering near the Furniture Barn store opposite the park in order to see the birds in nearby trees. According to Emily Grant, who took a photo of the birds, said there more than 70 waxwings near to Sandall Park.

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