Young cuckoo from reed warbler nest to migration to Africa


This video shows a young cuckoo growing up in a reed warbler nest in the Netherlands in 2017.

However, a wind destroyed the nest and the cuckoo fell out.

It was brought to a bird rehabilitation center.

This 8 September 2017 video shows how, after the cuckoo had recovered and grown up, it was set free in the Ooijpolder nature reserve, to fly all the way on autumn migration to Africa.

Meanwhile, the reed warbler couple had built a new nest, from which young reed warblers fledged.

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