Exotic bird spotted again - not an ostrich, says photographer

Tony Nelson took this photo of what he has identified as a rhea close to the water tower just outsid

Tony Nelson took this photo of what he has identified as a rhea close to the water tower just outside Hollesley. Photo: cTony Nelson 2015 - Credit: Tony Nelson

An exotic bird spotted roaming the Suffolk countryside has been caught on camera.

Tony Nelson took this photo from a footpath in a field next to the water tower north of Hollesley – the same location RSPB warden David Fairhurst saw the bird on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Nelson said the bird is a rhea, not an ostrich, as originally thought.

The birds are native to South America but it remains unclear how one came to appear in a Suffolk field.

He took the photo last Tuesday and sent it to us after seeing the story online.


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Have you seen the bird in or around Hollesley? Call the news desk on 01473 324788 or email newsroom@archant.co.uk.

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