Birdwatchers have been flocking to Sunderland to catch a glimpse of a rare type of bird.
A European Bee-eater was seen in a garden, and the tiny visitor attracted crowds from all over the country.
The species is rare in the UK, and mainly resides in southern Europe. This time of year the birds usually migrate to north Africa.
One birdwatcher - Steve Bailey - had come from Manchester to see it:
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