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Lesser white-fronted goose
An extremely rare bird is reported to have roosted in a Suffolk nature reserve.

The lesser white fronted goose was reported to have crossed the North Sea on Tuesday night and taken up residence at RSPB Minsmere on the county's coastline.

Publicity officer Ian Barthorpe said the bird was a rapidly declining species that usually winters in the Black Sea and is very rarely spotted in Britain. The goose is likely to be one of the most sought-after species for spotters taking part in tomorrow's winter wildlife walks at the reserve.

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