A member of the public reported a Hoopoe this morning feeding in a back garden in the vicinity of La Trigale. Though the finder needed no help with identifying the bird it is always helpful for the Alderney Island Bird Recorder to receive photos which negate the need for completing written descriptions of rare birds. Even if the image isn’t as clear as you would like, we can usually identify the species for you. So, watch out for this exotic looking pink, black and white bird in your garden, it’s out there somewhere!