Rare bird discovered in Leeds after being blown over from the continent

The rosy starling. PIC: Brian Hughes / SWNSThe rosy starling. PIC: Brian Hughes / SWNS
The rosy starling. PIC: Brian Hughes / SWNS
A wildlife photographer was surprised to see a rare bird which is not usually found in the UK - and which he believes had blown over from Eastern Europe

Brian Hughes said he had never before seen the pink-beaked bird, and later discovered it was a rosy starling - which is native to Asia and some parts of Eastern Europe.

Brian photographed the unusual bird - which has a black head, tail, and legs, and a peach-coloured back and chest - perched on a tree near Wetherby.

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