Rare birds spotted at nature reserve

RARE birds not seen in the South West for eight years have been spotted at a Portbury nature reserve.

A pair of penduline tits was seen from the hide at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve, much to the delight of warden, Bernie D’Arcy.

She said: “It is the first record for Avon and the last sighting in the South West was 2004.”

Penduline tits build elaborate pear-shaped nests, which dangle from tree branches like pendants – hence the bird’s name.

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