Well what started off as a normal work day and being on lates this week,I set off about 12.55 for work as I like to get there early so can have a sit down and a coffee ect before starting work,I reached the visitor centre when a Crow caught my eye down the bank what looked to be mobbing a small Jay as I though but they went out of sight and just as quick went out of my mind,didn't even click what it was I actually did see until I past the goat field and got nearer to the first path to lead off the bank into the country park when a bird shot up out of the grass and flew around me and then straight away seeing them white wingbars and the de-curved bill it hit me Hoopoe as it flew over the smaller trees and out of sight,my problem now was no internet to put news out and no birders around to be told what do I do carry on to work or rush back to Andy Sharp and see if he was in and risk being late for work,well I took the latter decision and rush back I had only reached the caravan park in Waterside Road when the bird flew in front of me so I stopped and watched it for a couple of minutes whilst it flew along the gardens in Far Ings road towards the Humber bridge where it went out of sight then a carried on to Andy's house but with no answer I had to leave a message with his next door neighbour,Then I made my way to work a happy bunny finding my only second UK Hoopoe.
Right time right place shame I wasn't birding so could have got some photo's but a friend of mine
Richard Willison kindly let me use his photo's from the following day thanks again mate !!!