Sunday, 27 October 2013

Hoopoe!

Hello

This morning and a visit to Pitsford Res provided views of birds north of the causeway which included 2 Great White Egrets, at least 4 Little Egrets, 10 Red-crested Pochards, 12 Pintail, 3 Green Sandpipers and a redpoll sp.

Found today between Woodford Halse and Eydon in the west of the county was a very unexpected but welcome item of avian exotica in the shape of a Hoopoe!  This bird was feeding in a car park to a small fishery between the villages and because everyone kept their distance the Hoopoe fed unconcernedly and reasonably close.

On the way back we called in at Borough Hill Country Park where Bazra enjoyed a good game - the only bird of note was a Chiffchaff.

We finished at Ravensthorpe Reservoir which provided views of a male Peregrine and a Pintail.

Regards

Neil H and Neil M


 
Great White Egret
Pitsford Res
 
 


 
Even Hoopoes are
allowed a little stretch
and yawn!
 
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