Exotic, charismatic and pleasingly scarce to boot, the sight of a Hoopoe on a spring day in Britain and Ireland is always something to savour. This week has seen the first meaningful influx of these punk-crested beauties arriving on our shores, with upwards of 20 seen. Of those, the Portland bird appears to have been by far the most popular among our contributors, as the images below go to show.
The past week has witnessed a good influx of Little Auks to our North Sea coastlines. Here we share a selection of our favourite images from the past seven days, uploaded to the Iris galleries by BirdGuides contributors. read on
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