Elusive black stork spotted in Bexhill

The black stork spotted by Linda Wilding
The black stork spotted by Linda Wilding

Birdwatchers have been flocking to Bexhill to catch a glimpse of the elusive black stork.

People on social media and readers have been trying to spot the bird which is not native to the United Kingdom and seems to have flown here before migrating south for the winter.

The bird has been spotted in gardens and on roads in Bexhill, Cooden and Little Common over the last few weeks.

Communications Officer for the RSPB in the South East Martin Jensen said the bird usually spends its summers in warmer climates like Eastern and Central Europe before migrating further south.

However sometimes they can come north beforehand so although they are not very rare, it is still a great sight to see as they are quite elusive, according to Mr Jensen.

If you have any pictures of the bird send them in to jack.duggan@jpress.co.uk.

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