A rare sighting of a white stork was made on Burnham-On-Sea seafront over the weekend — and a Midlands wildlife park says the bird is its.
These photos of the bird were taken by a Burnham-On-Sea photographer on Sunday afternoon (November 10th).
It was briefly seen on the roof of the building that houses Burnham’s tourist information centre.
Somerset bird watching enthusiast James Packer confirmed that the bird was a white stork and he said it may be in our area due to a reintroduction scheme, however it later emerged the bird is from a wildlife park in the Midlands.
Please call 07540123917 if you see the bird locally.
The park says: “Her name is Daisy, she’s a few months old. She’s a microchipped bird. She also has a radio tracker on her tail. We need sightings reported immediately if possible as she will keep on moving and late reports don’t help us much if the bird has gone by the time we get there.”
“She’s part of a family of 4 free flying storks and we’d like to get her back to her family at the wildlife park. She’s just gotten taken up high on thermals and wind currents during a display and gotten lost as she’s young and inexperienced.”