Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Hoopoe


This bird is a Hoopoe....



We photographed this hoopoe in our garden. These little beauties are always delightful - elegant, active, dashing, and of course very, very colourful. It's a shame that their name sounds like something that you'd use with a stick-oe....

This blog post is linked to the following blog hops:-
The Bird D'Pot
Wild Bird Wednesday
Please do pop over and take a look at them.


20 comments:

Bethany Carson said...

That is a very interesting-looking bird! Never seen one like it.

Rebecca said...

Wow - what a colorful, interesting bird! Thanks for sharing!

DeniseinVA said...

How wonderful that you've got them in your garden. I've seen photos of them, they are an extraordinary bird. Great shot!

Janice Adcock said...

What a cool bird!

Stewart M said...

What a cracking bird! I have only ever seen one - in a car park of a hotel in Muscat, Oman!!

Welcome to WBW!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

A beautiful bird to find in your garden. The reason they are called that is because that is the how tone of their songs sounds. Hoop Hoop Hoop

eileeninmd said...

It is a cool bird! I would love to see this bird in the wild some day.. Great sighting..

Ela said...

Such a beautiful bird and great shot !

NatureFootstep said...

lucky you, It is very high on my wish list :)

BumbleVee said...

oh, hahahaha... there is a lot of humour in today's postings and in the comments.... this is great....
unusual too... never heard of one before this ...thanks for a look....

Rambling Woods said...

What great coloring...

thewovenspoke said...

What an awesome bird, have only seen a photo or two of them.

Derek said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. You help me to realize how lucky I am. We see hoopoes on a regular basis.

Thanks too folks for your humour and good humour. Especial thanks to Margaret for the interesting information.

Happy bird watching!

Marie said...

Fascinating bird! Great picture. Yep, bird names are so often very weird. :-)

Hannah said...

It's great to see an exotic tropical bird, and such fantastic coloring! It must be fun to see them in your garden, unless they eat all your fruit.

Derek said...

Thanks Marie and Hannah for your kind comments.

Hannah,
You're correct that these are strikingly beautiful birds. They're not particularly destructive in the garden. Mostly they dig their long beaks into the ground, maybe eating seeds, probably insects and bugs as well.

TexWisGirl said...

and yay for WBW, too! :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a beautiful bird to have in your garden. Have a peaceful Sunday.

Anni said...

Oh my gosh...oh my gosh....you had this wonderful bird in your garden?!!! I am so jealous. Beautiful.

Once again, thanks for taking time to add your link to share your birding post at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!!

Derek said...

Thanks folks for your continued interest in this post.