Friday, 29 April 2016

Another Day... Another Hoopoe

I was planning on visiting Seaton today, so when I saw a tweet from Steve saying that yesterday's Hoopoe was showing well near to Lower Bruckland Ponds I decided to go and have a look and perhaps get some better photos this time. This was my third Hoopoe in twelve days and you know what? I haven't seen a Wheatear yet this year. Yes really!

Feeding on leatherjackets.

Down the hatch!

Nearly got it. Good one of the tail though.
I've never managed to get a nice Hoopoe flight shot.
Perhaps I'll get one next time.

And for anyone who hasn't seen a Hoopoe in the field, it's probably a bit smaller than you thought.


JRandSue said...

Well done Karen three Hoopoes in twelve days,I might get that in twelve months.
Great captures.

Karen Woolley said...

Thanks John. Just total chance!