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In pictures: this spring's exotic visitors

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Jeremy Torrance web producer Jeremy Torrance web producer | 12:14 UK time, Monday, 11 April 2011

On Friday I blogged about the rather special migrants that last week overshot their usual summer homes and arrived in the UK instead. You can see a more extensive list there. It's not every week we get so many exotic visitors, so here are some of the best in pictures.

bee-eater copyright Sue Gough/BTO

Bee-eater © Sue Gough/BTO

woodchat shrike copyright Ron Marshall/BTO

Woodchat shrike © Ron Marshall/BTO

Purple heron copyright Slim Sreedharan/BTO

Purple heron © Slim Sreedharan/BTO

Black stork copyright Neil Calbrade

Black stork © Neil Calbrade

Hoopoe copyright Paul Doherty/BTO

Hoopoe © Paul Doherty/BTO

Have you seen any of these or any other exotic migrants this spring? Tell us below or if you've been lucky enough to take a picture of one we'd love to see it on the Springwatch photo group.



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