Wednesday, July 12, 2017

12/07/2017 Wow six at the same time!

Maximum temperature 24C, minimum 13C.   21 km/h NW winds with 24 km/h gusts. Light rain not measured this morning.
Six hoopoes (Upupa epops) at once in the garden, they were all scattered, but I managed to fit 4 into one photo.

I have only ever seen a pair before, but I guess they are breeding well...

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Contortionist stretching his/her wings ...

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King of the castle :-)

Male blackbird (Turdus merula).

Blackbird and I think a juvenile...

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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful series, Diane! And the Hoopoes make me laugh...I love their "hairdo" and long beaks! :)

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    1. Linda it made my day for me seeing 6 on our lawn at the same time. They are a delight to have around. Take care Diane

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  2. Wow...what at totally cool bird that is. Nope, we don't have anything like that in Nashville TN. Nice shots.

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    1. I love them Pam so I need to enjoy them while I can and they are here in summer. Hope you are well. Diane

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  3. Now that beats a partridge in a pear tree!

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  4. The hoopoes make the other birds look rather drab.

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