Great spotted cuckoo
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A great spotted cuckoo rarely seen in Wales filmed in Pembrokeshire

A rare bird seen in Wales just three times since the 1800s has landed in Pembrokeshire.

The great spotted cuckoo has been photographed in Penally, causing hundreds of bird enthusiasts - twitchers - to flock to the area.

Experts have said the bird normally migrates from Africa to southern Spain but the warm weather must have caused it to overshoot continental Europe.

A great spotted cuckoo was last seen on British shores in Norfolk in 2009.

This footage of the great spotted cuckoo in Pembrokeshire was captured by Sean Foote.

  • 19 Mar 2014