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By orts
Many thanks for the V&Cs on my last upload and a big thanks to Bobpage1 for U/A all very much appreciated.
Following on from my previous upload, after the hoopoe flew off I went back to the Portland Bird Observatory ( )to say good bye to a friend and to my surprise the hoopoe had flown into one of the traps and was about to be released after being ringed,l managed to quickly fire of a few shots before it flew away.

Tags: Birds Portland bill Migrant Hoopoe Wildlife and nature

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tedtoop 9 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 9:43AM
A stunning capture Geoff.
24 Apr 2018 10:14AM
Great image well captured Goeff
paulknight 10 2 9 New Zealand
24 Apr 2018 11:08AM
What a unique and spectacular bird! A great capture.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 11:17AM
Superb looking bird!
Excellent image Isabel GrinGrin
tonyng 10 11 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 1:35PM
Always thought that these were larger. Another lesson for me. Thanks for sharing.
orts 9 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 1:53PM
I was also surprised Tony, it looked larger in the field.
Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 2:28PM
24 Apr 2018 3:42PM
Well captured.
24 Apr 2018 6:59PM
How thrilling Geoff, to be so close to this magnificent bird! An opertunity that doesn't happen often. A great image with superb detail. Pam
24 Apr 2018 8:07PM
Oh wow how amazing. Cathy
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 8:22PM
Terrific close up
24 Apr 2018 10:50PM
That was perfect timing Geoff, super bird , perfect image
26 Apr 2018 12:11PM
Awe inspiring photography.

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