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COPY BY TOM BEDFORD<br />
Pictured: Bird watchers are given hot drinks by locals as they gather to watch the masked wagtail in the village of Camrose, west Wales, UK. Saturday 03 December 2016<br />
Re: Birdwatchers from all over Britain have turned up in a tiny Welsh village to see the first recorded visit of a masked wagtail.<br />
The species is normally found in Kazakhstan, Iran and Afghanistan but may have been brought here by the icy temperatures.<br />
It was spotted on the roof of a semi-detached house in Camrose, Pembrokeshire, yesterday(tues) but local birdwatchers were unable to identify it.<br />
An expert arrived and the bird was confirmed as the masked wagtail which has never been seen before in the British Isles.<br />
More than 40 twitchers drove through the night and slept in their cars to get the first glimpse of the bird seen flying between chimney pots in the village.<br />
Police were called because so many visitors turned up in the village, blocking country lanes and disturbing locals.<br />
But most locals welcomed the  birdwatchers, even making them cups of tea as they kept watch on the bird with binoculars and cameras.
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COPY BY TOM BEDFORD
Pictured: Bird watchers are given hot drinks by locals as they gather to watch the masked wagtail in the village of Camrose, west Wales, UK. Saturday 03 December 2016
Re: Birdwatchers from all over Britain have turned up in a tiny Welsh village to see the first recorded visit of a masked wagtail.
The species is normally found in Kazakhstan, Iran and Afghanistan but may have been brought here by the icy temperatures.
It was spotted on the roof of a...
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