Saturday, 23 April 2011

Hoopoe at Windmill Farm

Windmill farm is located on the Lizard and covers quite a wide area, with this in mind I thought I would be lucky to see the Hoopoe. Well I did, people reported its whereabouts from two days ago, a quick scan with the bino's and it was located. Shots are distant as the bird was a bit skittish. The plumage is rather striking and this can be seen in some of the images.  I may have another look this afternoon or tomorrow see if I can get it feeding!!! (may be pushing my luck) The first image is worth enlarging.







A whithe throat to finish with.

8 comments:

Mark Whittaker said...

Superb Bob .. the wings open shot is sublime

holdingmoments said...

What a cracking bird Bob. Never seen one, but I'd love to.

JRandSue said...

What a magic piece of photography,love every shot.
My favourites are the Hoopoe sat on the post,superb captures Bob,well done.
john.

Anthony Miners said...

Cracking images Bob always wanted to take pictures like these of this bird.The three on the posts are my favourites.

Ashley Hugo said...

Brilliant! The one with its wings open is unbelievable, Well Done!!

Dominic Gendron said...

What an awseome bird, i love the 4th and 5th image...he is so cute with its feather all raised on his head ;)

Sam and Lisa said...

Hi Bob, these are the best so far of this years Hoopoe's, excellent.
Sam

Pat Ulrich said...

Such cool shots -- what an amazing bird. I really love the shots of it displaying with feathers up on the pole. Great stuff!