Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.

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Yorkshire Kris
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Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:07 pm

It's a bit early for our normal summer visitors but a rare species of Cuckoo has been spotted on a golf course.


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Re: Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.

Post by Conifers » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:38 pm

It's a Great Spotted Cuckoo, at Giltar Point, Pembrokeshire.

They usually occur in the Mediterranean, and migrate north from Africa about 5 or 6 weeks earlier than our Common Cuckoos - hence the early date for this one.

PS their call is very different, they don't say "cuckoo".


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Re: Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:09 am

They are more like road runners I believe?


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Re: Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.

Post by Conifers » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:45 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:They are more like road runners I believe?
Not really, no :wink:

They are larger than Common Cuckoos, but more closely related to them than either is to Roadrunners. Both are also brood parasites, whereas Roadrunners (like all of the New World cuckoos) build their own nests and look after their own young.


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Re: Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.

Post by kata » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:00 am

You saw the Cuckoo, yesterday I saw the Pied Wagtail. At this rate I forsee through my looking glass the Hummingbird I have waited years for.

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