Uber Upupa!

Thanks to Roger Browne's kind phone-call I was able to 'filthy twitch' a Hoopoe at Beddington Sewage Farm this morning. It was keeping largely to the main island in front of the viewing ramp, with the occasional sortie out and onto the mound. At one point a Sparrowhawk swept through, with the Hoopoe adopting an upright posture, as can be seen in the photograph below, no doubt using the Canada Goose as a shield...

Also seen were three Common Buzzards, a Red Kite and a female Bufflehead that was sporting a silver ring and was not being taken seriously at all.


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