Saturday, May 10, 2008

HOOPOE.

What a thrill.....I was just on my way out, early morning shopping in the car, and this little chap/ess was strutting along the unmade road at the bottom of the lane. I didn't dare get out of the car in case s/he vanished so got off a couple of quick snaps. So sorry, the quality is poor but you get the idea of this beautiful bird with the funny little crest on top.




The chameleon made an appearance too this week, plus little green frogs, lizards and centipedes. The snails are ever present, so the ducks can have a daily banquet and rush to the fence when they hear my voice. It doesn't seem to deter them that I'm speaking in English! Food is food, right!

There's not much going on in our garden that might be of interest to others, hence the silence here for a while. It's one long round of watering, weeding, dead heading and trimming up the palms.

El jefe has started his new mosaic work, about which I'll post when it's further along.

6 comments:

Green thumb said...

chap/ess looks cute. With so many forms of life surrounding you, you mustn't be missing the action in your garden too much.
Waiting to see El jefe's mosaic work.

Cheryl said...

What a pretty little bird. Do you know what it is??
We have had wall to wall sunshine for the last few days, with temps around 23f. Everything has come to life with a bit of sun.

ladyluz said...

Lovely to see you again, Green Thumb. I've been admiring your pots.

Cheryl....it's a hoopoe!
So glad you're getting some warmth again. Viva el sol.

Cheryl said...

Tks Ladluz....Stupid me, didn't look at the title, just read the post. Wake up Cheryl.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a gorgeous little birdie. Here it's rather hot at the mo so I do a lot of watering too. And I am enjoying the first scented roses!

Naturegirl said...

I know the excitement felt when you see a bird you want to photograph and then there it is in front of you!! This happened to me so many times in Arizona when I was trying to capture a photo of the gambels quail..and as you saw I did!!
Great capture! Isn't it wonderful watching all Nature that surrounds you!