Summers Mediterranean weather brought rare birds & insects to Britain

Guardian: Exotic and colourful bee-eaters snatching dragonflies out of mid-air. Black-winged stilts – birds with legs as long as supermodels – bringing a touch of class to a coastal marsh. And continental butterflies swarming across the Channel to surprise Britain’s lepidopterists. This summer has certainly brought a touch of the Med to our shores. Britain’s usual wildlife has been joined by a host of new and unusual species, with many creatures staying on to breed. The news of a pair of bee-eaters nesting......

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