Spoonbills arrive at Martin Mere in Lancashire

image captionThe reserve said they it was lucky to have the spoonbills

A pair of water birds which are classed as uncommon in Lancashire have made a nature reserve in the county their home.

Two spoonbills arrived at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, in Burscough, last week.

It is the first time since 2006 spoonbills - which mainly breed in Spain and Holland before migrating to north Africa - have visited the centre.

Reserve manager Chris Tomlinson said it was lucky to have the birds.

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