Then just as we were leaving news of the Swift arrive and we begin to head back home, 45 Minutes later were back at the gorge watching the Alpine swift.
Back home by 12:30 and not a bad morning at all, then at 15:40 my sunday roast was shattered with a call fro Jono (who is in Scotland, thanks dude) that there is a Hoopoe at Rainham, a very loving and understanding Lisa says '' go on, put your dinner in the the mic'' before you could say bubble and squeak i was bombing it down the A13 towards RM.
Me and Shaunboy arrive together and we make our way along the northen boardwalk to find H had organised the crowd so the bird was not flushed and pushed off like the last bird that was here!! well done dude, and before long the bird appeared on the fence and railway embankment giving good but distant views.
Rainham Yearlist - 111 Hoopoe (and site tick)
below vid of todays Kentish Plover.