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    A Squacco heron has been spotted at a nature reserve on the border of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire

    NewsBird NewsTuesday 03 July 2012
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    A bird rarely seen in England was sighted at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) at the weekend. The last time it was recoded happened in 2007.

    According to BBC, Emma Brand from WWT Welney said "We really don't know what's brought it to the reserve. There's been no sudden change in weather conditions or local food sources to bring it this far north from its usual base in Europe. The bird is in full breeding plumage so we know it's an adult bird rather than a lost juvenile. It was spotted by a visitor to the reserve on Saturday afternoon and around 150 people came to see it on Sunday."

    Source: BBC News

    Photo: Mark S Jobling

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