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.