I was just about to get some nice shots when a lone jogger decided to turn towards us. Clearly we were watching something but he seemed oblivious as a handful of us watching the Hoopoe saw him run right towards it. I managed to capture this irritating moment (not the images I was hoping for!).
It was, however, a pleasure to see this beautiful bird in the London area. It then disappeared for a couple of hours, before being located distantly again. Others got some superb shots later in the day, and it wasn't seen in the following days.
A visit to London WWT on the way back produced an hour of heavy rain with only a Green Sandpiper of note.
After the rain had stopped, a Grey Heron looked out over the reserve:
A Grey Heron later lingered close by on the Wildside for some time: