Rare penduline tits have been spotted in Gloucestershire for only the second time since records began.

The birds were seen at the Horsebere Reserve in Gloucester city centre, a new reserve set up by the Environment Agency as part of a flood management scheme that is now managed by Gloucester City Council.

The species originates in central Europe and gets its name from its habit of hanging upside down on bulrushes upon which it feeds.

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