Sunday, April 25, 2004

Hoopoe, Stibbington

Arriving to do my WeBS count at Stibbington in the morning, I flushed a Hoopoe from the entrance track. A year and ten days since the one I saw at Elton Furze! Unlike that one this stuck around so that a few local birders could get to see it. It remains a very rare species locally.

Locals confirmed it had been present for at least a day before but it wasn't seen again after the 25th.

Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Digiscoped with the Nikon CP995, Leica APO77 and 20x eyepiece.

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