07:48 17 June 2016
Staff monitoring the behaviour of the birdlife in the Fens have spotted a particularly amorous individual residing in the washes.
Black-tailed godwits are usually monogamous birds, but one particular male has surprised researchers with an unusual trait – he has managed to win the affections of two female partners.
It is the first time the behaviour has been noticed at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s Welney Wetland Centre near Downham Market.
Experts claim the male in question could be trying the tactic this summer as the numbers of black-tailed godwits breeding in the UK are at precarious levels.Read on …