Sunday, 1 May 2016

Absence of Hoopoe yet a Glossy Ibis lingers

There was much better light for photography today (overcast) so I thought I'd have another go with the Hoopoe & get some better shots. Well so much for that plan! It hasn't been seen/reported today and the area was watched from 07:00. The bird was present til at least 19:30 last night so it must have roosted here overnight - it could still be around, or perhaps it moved on before people went to see it this morning. Here's a short video clip of it from yesterday:

With a no-show from the Hoopoe I had a look around Seaton Marshes instead but things were pretty quiet here, with the exception of the lingering Glossy Ibis. It's made it to May!