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Thousands flock to see rare bird

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Birdwatchers are flocking to a nature reserve in Kent to see a bird seen for only the third time in Britain in 35 years.

The crested lark was seen at Dungeness National Nature Reserve on Wednesday and since then about 1,500 people have visited hoping to see it.

Spokesman for the Romney Marsh Countryside Project, Owen Leyshon, said the bird was similar to the skylark, which is more commonly seen in the UK, but "slightly plainer" and a "different shape".

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