first of all I live in northern England! the other day when eating our lunch at work, actually In a farm yard, my work pall, knowing I know a thing or two about uk birds asked me what that funny bird was over by a farm shed? the bird was feeding on the ground on either spilled seeds or more likely insects! I got out the van and walked over a bit closer, and although quite tame it eventually flew away, only to return 10 minutes later, IMO it could only be one bird! a hoopoe??? it couldn't be anything else! could it be a hoopoe? in northern England, in early November?