Video: Storm blows Canadian bird 3,000 miles on to Tyrone lough

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Recent storms are believed to have blown a bird over 3,000 miles from Canada to a lough in Co Tyrone.

The solitary Pacific Diver bird - known as a loon - which was spotted on Lough Fea near Cookstown in recent days has attracted dozens of bird watchers from as far as Scotland.

The Pacific Diver photographed on Lough Fea by John Murphy

The Pacific Diver photographed on Lough Fea by John Murphy

Several images of the bird - which spends much of its time diving under water for small fish - have been captured by delighted bird watchers.

More bird watchers are expected to descend on the lough this weekend, as news of bird’s bizarre appearance spreads.

Coincidentally, the loon famous for its haunting wail, is commonly found in Ontario, Canada, which also has a town called Cookstown.

 

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