Thousands descend on High Shincliffe to see rare bird

Durham Times: The High Shincliffe myrtle warbler The High Shincliffe myrtle warbler

HUNDREDS of twitchers descended on a usually quiet village today (Monday, February 10), in the hope of spotting a rare bird.

Rumours of a myrtle warbler having been spotted in High Shincliffe, near Durham City, spread like wildfire.

One villager said: “There must have been 150 cars.”

The twitchers used Twitter to tweet pictures and comments.

One, Mark Stokeld, said: “Mega afternoon at Shincliffe today with good views of the Myrtle warbler.”

Liam Langley added: “Boom! Eventually got stunning views of the myrtle warbler at Shincliffe, a subtly beautiful bird!”

The myrtle warbler breeds across Canada and the north eastern USA.

It usually winters across the south eastern USA, Central America and the Caribbean, rarely travelling to western Europe and occasionally the UK.

- Did you see the myrtle warbler? Send your pictures to: newsdesk@nne.co.uk

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7:48pm Mon 10 Feb 14

HH1954 says...

Thousands as per the headline or hundreds as per the report?
Another incongruous statement!
Thousands as per the headline or hundreds as per the report? Another incongruous statement! HH1954
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10:53pm Mon 10 Feb 14

darloboss says...

well at least a dozen
well at least a dozen darloboss
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12:31pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Mark Tallentire says...

HH1954 wrote:
Thousands as per the headline or hundreds as per the report?
Another incongruous statement!
As per the story, hundreds "today", thousands over several days
[quote][p][bold]HH1954[/bold] wrote: Thousands as per the headline or hundreds as per the report? Another incongruous statement![/p][/quote]As per the story, hundreds "today", thousands over several days Mark Tallentire
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