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, 15 December 2017

Rare bird sighted for second time

Jonathan Bell
Published Dec 1, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Dec 1, 2017 at 7:36 am)

An unusual feathered visitor has been spotted for only the second time in Bermuda.

Birdwatcher Ian Fisher snapped a picture of a western tanager, first sighted in 2006 by David Wingate, in Ferry Point Park, the same location as the American songbird was spotted 11 years ago.

The birds range through the west coast of North America and spend their winters in Central America.

Andrew Dobson, president of the Bermuda Audubon Society, said: “It should have been heading south, but some birds obviously get disorientated. “This one kept going and luckily found Bermuda.”

The sighting by Mr Fisher, with bird watcher Paul Watson, was reported in late October.

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