Birdwatchers flock to Worcestershire amid reports of rare bird – BBC News

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Birdwatchers have gathered at woodland inside the Midlands after tales a very unusual hen is also visiting.

Hobbyists said a golden oriole may presumably be heard singing in Monkwood, a nature reserve in Hallow, Worcestershire, since Friday.

In accordance with the RSPB, solely 85 of the birds migrate by the UK yearly and so they’re endangered globally.

They’re not typically seen inside the nation and infrequently inside the Midlands, as their typical migratory route is through Suffolk.

The protected birds spend winters in Africa and are solely usually seen in Could and June as they migrate to completely different European nations and western Asia.

Monkwood nature reserve

At Monkwood, birdwatchers stuffed the automotive park on Saturday with hobbyists coming from as far as Wales to try to identify the hen.

There have so far been no confirmed sightings nonetheless some friends believed they’d heard its distinct identify.

“To get one in Worcestershire can be fairly particular,” said one birdwatcher, Phil, who had come from Kidderminster.

“Simply to listen to it will be good, not to mention see it.”

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