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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 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 9:43AM
A stunning capture Geoff.
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 10:14AM
Great image well captured Goeff
paulknight 12 2 9 New Zealand
24 Apr 2018 11:08AM
What a unique and spectacular bird! A great capture.
Chinga Plus
11 60 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 11:17AM
Superb looking bird!
Excellent image Isabel GrinGrin
tonyng Plus
12 11 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 1:35PM
Always thought that these were larger. Another lesson for me. Thanks for sharing.
orts 10 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 1:53PM
I was also surprised Tony, it looked larger in the field.
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 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
10 36 5 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 8:22PM
Terrific close up
DaveNewbury 4 5 3 England
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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