BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Eurasian Hoopoe



Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hoopoe Upupa epops epops (Linnaeus, 1758)

(Extremely rare vagrant PM & SV.)

  1. One, not aged, 28th July 1948 (A. Shaw).
  2. One, not aged, 1st May 1977 (D.E. Ladhams).
  3. One, not aged, 29th-30th May 2003 (pers. comm. Dr A. Herring).*

There was another record on 2nd May 1954 of "one on a lawn, Ubley, near Blagdon, May 2 (G. Lowther) (cf. Bristol Evening Post, May 7 1954)." This is close to the lake but there is no evidence of it being seen there.

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1948. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  2. Chadwick, P.J. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1977. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  3. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1948. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  4. Herring, Dr A. pers. comm.
  5. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1977. Somerset Ornithological Society.

Updated 5 February, 2013