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Extremely rare bird visits nature reserve near Bolsover

Picture by Richard Taylor.
Picture by Richard Taylor.

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

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

Picture by Richard Taylor.

Picture by Richard Taylor.

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.