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.

Thursday 25 October 2018

Visitors flock to East Yorkshire lake to see rare bird

15 October 2018
Hundreds of birdwatchers have arrived on the East Yorkshire coast in the hope of catching a glimpse of an extremely rare bird.
The white-rumped swift was spotted on Sunday evening at Hornsea Mere.
Native to Africa, it is the first ever recorded sighting of the bird in the UK, according to the Rare Bird Alert website.
Enthusiasts arriving in the resort have been left disappointed as the bird has not been seen since Sunday.
The woman who first saw the bird said it was a "really exciting" discovery.
Lesley Ball spotted the swift from her home overlooking the lake.
"I contacted my birdwatching colleagues," she said.
"They came and confirmed that it was a pacific swift at first, for a few minutes, then it was confirmed as a white-rumped swift and that was a first for Britain."

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