Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 21, 2022

Tropical bird is spotted in the Channel Islands for the first time

The Jersey Evening Post reports

NEW measures to protect wildlife may have made the Ecréhous a more appealing location for rare birds, a photographer has said – after a tropical species was spotted in the Channel Islands for the first time.

Photographer Romano da Costa managed to take pictures of the bridled tern after it was first seen at the reef last week.

The rare bird is usually found in warmer parts of the world, such as the Caribbean, south-east Asia and Australia, and makes very few appearances in the British Isles.

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