This interesting item just hit the wire:

LONDON (Reuters) – A rare feathered visitor to Britain survived a grueling 15-hour journey from Norway, only to be eaten by a birdwatcher’s cat on arrival.

The cat’s owner wrote to a bird charity to report the unusual sight of a Norwegian robin in her garden in the north of England — but she had to confess it was dead in her cat’s mouth at the time.

The unlucky bird was one of only 30 Scandinavian robins known to have made the 400-mile flight to Britain since 1919.

If you want to protect rare Norwegian Robins, as well as stray parrots, mot mots, and penguins, in your neighborhood, check out Cats Indoors!, a campaign against feral felines waged by the American Bird Conservancy.

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Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.