Saturday, April 26, 2008


Got a call from Dave Mansell that a Hoopoe had turned up at Scalby Lodge Farm, I was at Bempton at the time so I made a mad dash back to Scarborough to try and find it. When I got to Scalby Lodge Farm quite a few birders had already arrived but the bird had flown over the barn towards the pond.
Eventually the bird showed and after a little bit of patience it gave some good views feeding in a field with some farmyard geese before it came a little closer on to the stone track which leads to the farm from the main road. A superb bird,only my second tick in the UK.


Darren AP Ward said...

Hi Steve
Good shots of the Hoopoe, we were there same time as you, but didn't know you.(but had a clue) as Dave phone you while I was with him on the King - I was with my wife Tracy. See you next time!

Any chance of a link to my mates site?

We will do the same.

Daz Ward

Steve Race said...

Hi Daz

Thanks for your comment. Will catch up with you next time, I have added a link on my blog to your mates site.