Friday, 3 March 2017

Here's an early bird

Having spotted a flight of cranes heading over north east bound a couple of days ago we were disappointed to be too late with the camera (a lot of indistinct dots in the distance), we were delighted to see this hoopoe land in the acacia tree outside our window. He was struggling in the strong wind and refused to deploy his crest, but here is a nice shot of an early visitor.
Huppe fasciée: hoopoe