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Twitchers flock to spot rare visitor

Twitchers descend on Budby Heath in the hopes of seeing a rare Parrot Crossbill bird not seen in Nottinghamshire since the early 1980's.

Twitchers descend on Budby Heath in the hopes of seeing a rare Parrot Crossbill bird not seen in Nottinghamshire since the early 1980's.

Birdwatching enthusiasts descended on a local beauty spot in the hope of seeing a rare bird not spotted in Nottinghamshire for 30 years.

Twitchers arrived at Bedby Heath, between Market Warsop and New Ollerton, to try and spot the parrot crossbill - which last seen in the county in the early 1980s.

The parrot crossbill is a large, powerful finch and has a deep parrot-like bill and a sharply forked tail.

According to the RSPB there are just 65 breeding pairs throughout the UK.

 

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