Considering I had less than 40 mins of exposure time to the Hoopoe, the number of opportunities for raising the impressive crest were always going to be limited! Nevertheless, with a Sparrowhawk on the prowl, one or two flashes were forthcoming!
A response to threatening behaviour..... Certainly no triggered by the small number of watchers and photographers!!
Yessss, the full display!
Which deserves a close up.....
A head on opportunity too - not an angle which would win favour?
But crouching down.....
And a turn of the head.... Maybe my favourite of the session?
Sadly, after a late afternoon shower, the Hoopoe did not reappear. It was not seen on subsequent days either and hopefully didin't fall prey to the Spawk??