Hundreds flock to Beeley to spot rare Asian bird

A rare bird from Asia has been spotted in the Peak District.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 1:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:50 pm
Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.

Hundreds of birdwatchers have today descended upon Dukes Barn activity centre in Beeley to try and catch a glimpse of the Dusky thrush.

Centre manager Colin Higginson said: "It's in an orchard and it’s attracting so much attention.

"I’ve never seen anything like it!"

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Experts believe the bird, which breeds in central Siberia, was blown to Britain by 'strong easterly winds'.

Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.
Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.