Extremely rare bird visits nature reserve near Bolsover

An extremely rare bird has paid a visit to a nature reserve.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 10:31 am
Updated Monday, 25th July 2016, 3:04 pm
Picture by Richard Taylor.

The Caspian tern was spotted at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Carr Vale Nature Reserve near Bolsover on Friday.

Nick Brown, of the trust, said: "It is extremely rare to see one in Derbyshire - this is only the ninth record."

Caspian terns are very large compared with other terns and have a carrot-coloured beak. They nest in Scandinavia around the Baltic with others nesting much further east.

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Picture by Richard Taylor.
Picture by Richard Taylor.