MORE than a thousand bird watchers got themselves into a flap after a rare wader took a 4,000-mile detour to Britain.
By SELINA SYKES
PUBLISHED: 00:01, Mon, Apr 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 11:51, Mon, Apr 27, 2015
The Hudsonian godwit usually migrates to South America in the winter and then heads north to its breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska in spring.
It is only been spotted in the UK a handful of times.
A keen-eyed twitcher spotted the bird late last week before news spread via an online forumon Saturday after an expert confirmed the sighting.
A crowd of birdwatchers from all over the country lined the water’s edge on the Somerset Levels by the afternoon.
Birdwatcher Michael Trew, 70, said: “It is quite a strange affair.
"We don’t know how long it has even been here.
“It’s not supposed to be here at all.