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Rare Flycatcher bird seen in Cornwall

An Alder Flycatcher bird, never before seen in Britain, has arrived near Land’s End, Cornwall.

The bird, thought to be either an Alder Flycatcher or Willow flycatcher, attracted birdspotters from all over the UK to Nanjizal, Cornwall on Thursday. The small bird with a wingspan of only 8-9 inches is normally to be found in the wetlands of northern South America, where it usually winters.

Expert ringers have received a licence to catch the bird briefly in a net for further study before it is released back into the wild.

Sources: BBC News Cornwall, Times  Online