Birdwatchers have descended on a salt marsh to see a bird not seen in Britain for 40 years.
The rufous bush chat was spotted at Stiffkey, north Norfolk, prompting up to birdwatchers to go to see it. Native to southern Spain, Africa and the Balkans the bird, also known as the rufous warbler and rufous bush robin, is rarely seen in northern Europe.
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Dick Filby, of Rare Bird Alert size 6 escorts syracuse, said it "would have been heading for a tropical climate and went the wrong way. Mr Filby said he hoped birdwatchers would be wearing masks and keeping socially-distanced as they enjoyed the view.
It's been a great weekend for birdwatchers in Norfolk as the rufous bush chat made its first appearance in the UK for 40 years. Elgin escorts 702 Police called on negland visiting the site in the hope of seeing the rare visitor to keep to Covid regulations. Ch Supt Chris Balmer said: "People may arrive on their own but some have started to gather in groups larger englanv six to be able to see the bird.
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He said the last time the bird was spotted in Britain was at Prawle Point in Devon in The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. View original tweet on Twitter.
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