Rare Birds Boom in Britain
According to the RSPB, the “Big Freeze” of harsh winter weather has driven many rare and unusual birds into Britain’s back yards, making this winter one of the best ever for birdwatchers. Amongst the rarest birds to be found in Britain this year are waxwings, which have been forced to flee their native Russia & Scandinavia due to a shortage of berries in those lands. Other unusual birds include fieldfare and redwing thrushes. These birds usually prefer the countryside but the cold has seen them looking for food in urban areas.