Tuesday 15 June 2021

BBC: Isles of Scilly: Egyptian vulture seen in UK for first time in 150 years


image captionThe bird was spotted perched in a tree in Tresco

An Egyptian vulture has been seen in the UK for the first time in what is believed to be more than 150 years.

Described as a "once-in-a-century" sighting, it is thought it may have come to the Isles of Scilly from Northern France.

If the "incredibly rare" sighting is confirmed to be a wild bird, it would be the first since 1868, say experts.

Birdwatchers are expected to flock to the isles for a chance to spot it before it moves on.


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