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 27 November 2017

What are the top 10 delightful ducks you can see in East Anglia?

PUBLISHED: 09:02 19 November 2017

This time of the year is best to see ducks’ dazzling plumage, says Emily Kench of the RSPB. Here’s her East Anglian top 10.

Everything is a little empty at the moment. The warmth of bonfires has passed; reds, golds and greens of December feel just that bit too far away; and the branches of our once well-dressed trees stretch naked. Nothing lifts the slate-washed skies.

Even blacked-out silhouettes of passing wintering wildfowl can’t offer contrast in a greyscale landscape. They add angles, loose shapes, train-horn honks, and impact still air with the beat of their wings, but no colour. From a distance that is…

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