Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Hoopoe at Middle Duddo farm

Cycling west of Morpeth late afternoon past Tranwell and Whitehouse farm and before Bellasis bridge I turned right towards Duddo and Saltwick and at the top of the hill before Middle Duddo farm I pulled into a gateway and just behind the gate a Hoopoe was feeding along a stony path. I watched it for a short while then it flew and landed on an old pill box in the hedgerow. I didn't want to hang around too long as I didn't want to frighten the bird off and I didn't have my phone or camera so I quickly cycled back to Morpeth and alerted ADMc and put the sighting on birdguides to let people know. ADMc went along and saw the bird in the same place at 1745.


JWR said...

Excellent record, its great when you find birds like that, good notes too, old school Nigel...

abbey meadows said...

Especially when you least expect to see something. Thanks John.