The sun may have put in an appearance but it was still quite bracing as I went for a quick check on the local wildlife. Plenty of activity, with Goldfinches, Spotless Starlings, Sardinian Warblers, Blackcaps, Blackbirds and Wagtails being quite abundant.
As I arrived by the riverside this morning my attention was suddenly caught by the almost unmistakeable wingbars and crest of a Hoopoe as it swooped down and landed. Unfortunately I was totally unprepared – wrong lens, camera still at my side – so I just watched and admired this impressive creature before it flew off a couple of minutes later.
Quite a few Wagtails about, all quite happy to be near humans.
Not too much happening along the riverbed today, although probably more true to say not much visible, as there was plenty of noise in the undergrowth and trees.
All the usual suspects were out enjoying the sunshine on Sunday.
I love the shiny, glossy plumage of the Spotless Starlings.
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