As it was close by and I wanted to see my first ever hoopoe so badly, Dad and I made a short visit to see it. We parked at Hall Lane at Croswick, which was slightly packed with other cars owned by local birdwatchers who came for the same reason. I asked for directions to where the bird was from someone returning to his car. It wasn't far, just 100 yards down the road in fact. After the short walk, I soon found the crowd, but to get to them I had to climb a steep muddy bank and then peer over a fence that was just tall enough for me to look over without climbing onto it.