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.

Friday 16 March 2018

Secret World Wildlife Rescue saves rare birds after cold spell hits Somerset

8th March

Alice Simmons Reporter

STAFF at Secret World Wildlife Rescue had a busy week last week as a number of rare birds were brought into the centre as harsh weather conditions hit Somerset. 

Animal carers at the centre in East Huntspill saw a number of lapwings, plovers and woodcocks which were badly affected by the snow. 

The wildlife charity says birds are at greater risk of starvation and injury during periods of bad weather, and freezing temperatures can stop birds from feeding in their natural habitat.

A number of woodcocks, which normally feed on insects from the woodland floor, were also taken into the care of Secret World Wildlife Rescue last week.

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