Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

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.



holdingmoments said...

What a special bird to see Kevin.
One I'd love to see.
You got excellent shots of it too.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you! It's only my second sighting, the last being distant views at North Kilworth Leics, about three years ago. I was gutted not to have been able to go the day before, but I think it showed better today!

JRandSue said...

These are amazing,superb captures.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you.

Central Birder said...

Very nice Kevin and so close too, still a lifer for me!

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Steve - only the second for me!

Tim Ward said...

Awesome hoopoe pics Kevin, just seen one myself this evening .. in Alicante though!

Good blog mate, more than just record pics but how can you fail with 400 prime, my favourite lens!

Tim@Timbobaggins Abroad

Kevin Groocock said...

Hi Tim - thank you for looking at my blog and leaving your kind comments. The Hoopoe is a fantastic bird, one of my favourites, but not often seen in the UK. I am considering a 500mm lens in the new year!