White Stork Ciconia ciconia

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Rare vagrant. A White Stork shot at Marshchapel in June 1832 was the first for Lincolnshire. There was then a long gap until the next record, of three birds, also at Marshchapel on 21st May 1967. More soon followed, and up to 2016 the total number of birds believed to be of wild origin is 29.

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