Rare bird spotted in Tenby

Published: Monday 24th Mar 2014

Written by: Powells Holiday Team

Tenby drew the attention of bird watchers from all stretches of the UK last week as a great number travelled some four and a half hours to catch a sight of the very rare Great Spotted Cuckoo, which made an appearance off of the coast of Tenby.

The rare bird is known to migrate from Africa to the Mediterranean coast to nest in early spring, but this year one seemed to make its way to the popular Pembrokeshire holiday location of Tenby.

This sighting marked only the fifth of its kind to take place in Wales and offered those in Tenby cottages with a sea view a unique sight as bird watchers gathered to catch a glimpse of this spectacular bird. Rare Bird Alert Weekly pronounced the sighting as ‘most exciting’ as Pembrokeshire seems to be a consistent source of amazing bird sightings.

One man, Colin Davies of St Helens, found it hard to describe the experience as he said, “No amount of superlatives could do justice to a breathtaking bird on a glorious day in a spectacular location”.

Image Credit: Gidzy (flickr.com)

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