Thursday, 24 October 2013

Black-necked Grebes at Annesley. 3 birds on the far pit spending much of their time under the water. A lovely sunny day with thick cloud approaching. The Hoopoe  probably moved on in the good weather.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Hoopoe. Annesley Pit top. After my third visit the bird was located at the far end of the site along the track next to the lagoon. It stayed by the track probing the grassy edge. Wet and rainy much of the day. Also three Black-necked Grebes on the lagoon.
It flew quite fast and direct across the lagoon and perched in a dead Birch tree where it preened before flying off out of view.