The Royton Hoopoe
By Bury Wildlife, Apr 26 2015 10:07PM
News filtered through today of a migrant from south Europe prunning its feathers in a garden in Royton. The Hoopoe is a cross between a Jay and a Parrot to look at due to a crest of feathers on its head. In Ancient Egypt they were seen as sacred. They are visitors to the South of the UK when migrating birds over shoot, s this one is way north. They feed on insects and can eat frogs and even lizards in its usual haunt. A lot of twitchers arrived hoping for view to the curiosity of locals.This shot was taken when it popped up into the tree.