It did walk quite close but was then flushed by a passer by. Unfortunately it all happened a bit quick and I just missed out on a great shot.
As soon as people stopped rushing about and flushing it, it became quite confiding and fed happily on the side of the footpath
Had a look in at Portland after where the other Hoopoe proved to be a bit more elusive, well infact it went completely missing. Cant complain too much though having already seen two this month.
Whilst at the Barns a freshly arrived Black Redstart flew in from the west, landed on the barn roof briefly, before then making its way along the posts and off to the south east.
This one is a first year male, with new dark greater coverts contrasting with the rest of the immature brown flight feathers. You can also see that it has at least a couple of new tertials