Hundreds flock to Beeley to spot rare Asian bird

A rare bird from Asia has been spotted in the Peak District.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 1:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:50 pm
Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.

Hundreds of birdwatchers have today descended upon Dukes Barn activity centre in Beeley to try and catch a glimpse of the Dusky thrush.

Centre manager Colin Higginson said: "It's in an orchard and it’s attracting so much attention.

"I’ve never seen anything like it!"

Experts believe the bird, which breeds in central Siberia, was blown to Britain by 'strong easterly winds'.

Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.
Birdwatchers are out in force in Beeley. Picture: Brian Eyre.