One of the great things about Norfolk is the autumn return of wild geese - Ha not today, a trifle early yes but we were "treated" to some big flocks of Greylags and another feral monster The Egyptian Goose.
A defensive Devil's Coach Horse tried to stop us walking past and gave me the headache of macro photography - I should have focussed on it's jaws.
and back at home while there were still no Tree Sparrows on the feeders, high above the house 5 Buzzards were having a good talon grapple - miles high with huge heat haze but at least it captures a bit of the action.
News of a Hoopoe at Brancaster Golf Club had me whizzing over for a quick look. The bird was present on the 17th hole.
The bird had apparently been around for nearly ten days and was very confiding to golfers if not to birders.Slightly disappointed not to get some better pictures and a day later saw Oli and I on an early morning walk along the dunes, with a keen southerly breeze we were confident the Hoopoe, if still
present would be on the beach side of the golf course and allow for closer views (we'd also heard it was favouring that area in the mornings). Luckily it was and while the light was poor we did get much closer to it this time.
As ever I am concerned about image quality issues and compression on these sites and blogs, this series of images have been uploaded at a small size in order to speed things up for my first return to blogging for ages. As more techniques become revealed I hope the quality will improve - I'll be asking lots of question from many .... So let's see what October brings.