Monday, 28 October 2013
Hoopoe - Brickhill Fisheries, Eydon, Northants
Having managed two year ticks in Northamptonshire yesterday, I was disappointed when I arrived home to hear that a Hoopoe was showing well at the Brickhill Fisheries, Eydon, Northants. With the dreadful weather forecast for last night and today, I had little hope of touching base with the bird. However, when it was reported, I was off! Arriving on site, I could not see the bird - primarily because I was looking distant, and the bird was less than 10yards away! It was also good to meet the very pleasant chap who owns the fisheries and he showed real delight in having such a star bird on his land.