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Vagrants are species of animals which aren't suppose to be in Britain, but have arrived naturally. Some examples of vagrants are geese and ducks, as when on migration in America blown over. Others include insects which have been blown to the south of Britain from Europe by southerly winds, or bats which have come from the continent or America, but sometimes marines species will swim over to Britain.

If a vagrant appears it will often stir alot of attention and people will come from all over Britain to see it, espcially in birds.

Some species are regular vagrants to Britain (such as Red-crested Pochard), but others are extremes, and hundreds of twitchers will flock to see them (such as the Magnificent Frigatebird).

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