Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

JON'S JOURNAL: An Egret at Walland Farm

I had a telephone call yesterday evening just as Graham and I returned from collecting Richard from Barnstaple Railway Station. It was my nephew Ross.

There was an egret on the lake at Walland Farm. It had disappeared by the time we got down there, but there are some pictures (reproduced below). The big question is which one is it?

There are Little Egrets breeding on the Torridge Estuary, but this one looks to stocky. My best gues is that it is a Cattle Egret. But what do you think?

1 comment:

Ego Ronanus said...

I was fascinated to see your picture of the eeget. My wife says I'm a big eeget, so I must be related to it.