The Hoopoe, present since Thursday 3rd May was relocated this morning at approx TF 557654. This is disused waste ground between Skegness and Winthorpe. It is accessible via a number of footpaths from either Beacon Park Drive, Burgh Road (opposite Skegness Academy) or West Way off Roman Bank with the latter being the best option with a shorter walk. There are no problems in accessing this area. The bird was very flighty and elusive this morning covering a large area, often disappearing for long preiods in long grass. Most views were flight views but I managed a few distant digiscoped record shots of it perched in a tree. Hopefully somebody will get better shots!


Nige Lound