Good photo of the Hoopoe,they allseem to have left our farm now,no more sightings until the 14th ofMarch next year in the same place!
It has certainly been strange. Was watching 7 Whooper Swans in 20 ° heat on Monday! Only seen one Hoopoe in Scotland in a cemetery in Dundee of all places.Hope the spring kicks in for you.
I thought it was impressive to see it on our street but you see them in Dundee and on your own farm! Oh well.......
Is that a Common Hoopoe(Upopa epeops),a species we have here too? Looks like that. Particularly beautiful birds, I really look forward to photograph one.