October 17th, 2014
The hoopoe has now left the area and is probably heading back to the continent. Here are a few more images of the bird, stretching, preening and catching grubs. The third image posted shows the hoopoe feeding right next to the horse, and at one point it was under the horse and between its legs. It is a very sociable bird taking little notice of the crowd of over 70 photographers and twitchers standing only 10 feet away from it.