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, 24 May 2019

Rare bird of prey spotted over Santon

Monday, May 13th, 2019 4:41pm
The spell of good weather has been good for more than just gardeners it seems.
An osprey has been spotted on the Island today.
Director of Manx Birdlife Neil Morris, says he spotted the bird of prey in Santon this morning.
The raptor is considered a rarity in the Island's skies, with just one or two sightings each year of the bird as a passing migrant.
The bird was heading northwards, gaining height as it did so, and Neil described the sight as "magic!"
According to the RSPB, there is believed to be just 200-250 breeding pairs in the British Isles with Scotland considered a 'stronghold' for the species.

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