Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Two Hoopoes

This is the follow up post to the Hoopoe post. As we were about to call it a day, another Hoopoe flew to the side of the one I had been photographing.


NOW THAT THERE WERE TWO HOOPOES, WE HAD TO FALL BACK A BIT.
 

IT WAS MORE DIFFICULT TO FOCUS ON TWO HOOPOES ON THE MOVE.
 

HERE, YOU CAN JUST MAKE OUT, THAT ONE HOOPOE HAS SOMETHING IN IT'S BEAK.
 

WHICH IS OFFERED TO THE OTHER.
 

THEIR CONSTANT HEAD BOBBING AND CHANGE OF DIRECTION, WAS CHALLENGING.
 

MORE OF THE SAME,.....JUST SCROLL DOWN QUICKLY!!
 

SORRY GUYS, BUT YOU ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING, VERY INTERESTING.:)
 

AH! HERE YOU ARE SYNCHRONIZED!
 

I'M SHOWING ALL THE PHOTOS I TOOK, BUT THEY ARE NEARLY FINISHED NOW, SO BEAR WITH ME!
 

ANOTHER FIND, PROBABLY A CATERPILLAR.
 

I'M NOT SURE IF I WAS PHOTOGRAPHING A PAIR OF HOOPOES, M and F, OR A FEMALE WITH HER OFFSPRING.
 

OFF THEY WENT UP THE ROAD.
 

AND WE FINALLY CALLED IT A DAY, A VERY GOOD DAY.:)
 
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
I'D-RATHER-B-BIRDIN

51 comments:

italiafinlandia said...

Fantastic! Fantastic...I am more and more envious of your captures!
My compliments!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wow these are awesome shots of the Hoopoe. These birds are just beautiful, I would love to see them in the wild too. Great series, I enjoyed all your photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

to me these birds are odd and oh so beautiful. I love the pointed head feathers and the stripes and the colors and the fact they share with each other.

Stuart Price said...

These are much sought after rarities in Japan!

riitta k said...

These are so cute <3 Google told that hoopoe has nested (?) in Finland only once: in 1940!

David Gascoigne said...

Whatever challenges you had photographing these birds you overcame them and succeeded in getting a great series of pictures of a very enigmatic bird. Great job!!

Christine said...

Excellent photos which I really enjoyed as I've never seen hoopoes before your posts about them.
Have a great day!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic Hoopoes, they are beautiful, I'd love to see one. Is that a young one?

Cloudia said...

How striking!

photodoug said...

Breathtaking, Hoopoe is a new bird for us. Thanks for sharing.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushel

I'm inclined to think one is a youngster Bob, rather than a male and female pair.

Gosia k said...

wonderful long beaks

Ranten said...

Fantastic birds and lovely pictures!

Debbie said...

i scrolled slowly and enjoyed every single image!! there was something different in each one and i loved them all. we don't have any birds in this area similar to this one!!! i like the name!!

Mike Attwood said...

Outstanding! I have 1 sighting in 80 years and you get 2 together in one day. Full of envy... Well done Sojia.

Linda said...

Awesome photos of these Hoopoes! I don't know why, but every time I see photos of these birds I smile. There is something so different about them! Thank you so much for sharing.

Rose said...

I so love these...they make me want to giggle for some reason! So different to anything here...and I think you got some great shots.

The Furry Gnome said...

Pretty neat birds!

hmuxo said...

These photos are so impressive Sonjia!! Excellent photography..... I've never seen these birds but they have gorgeous coloring.

Linda said...

Wow, they are amazing!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Wishing I could see these in the wild....heck, even in a zoo or a pet store [not that I'd want them caged] would be thrilling to me!

GREAT photos Ms S.

Nancy Chan said...

What a beautiful pair of hoopoes! You have captured them so well! Have a great day!

Small City Scenes said...

What interesting and pretty birds. Quite a story you told. haha
MB

Sami Niilola said...

Hi. I love your photos and these beauties. greetings.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Nous en avons croisé cet été du côté de Royan ;-)
Céline & Philippe

NatureFootstep said...

I was hoping you should post them this week. And you did. It is such a treat to see them and for you th have them in your garden :) Thanks for sharing these wonderful birds.

Denise inVA said...

I would love to see them for myself. Delightful and extraordinary birds, such interesting and beautiful plumage. Great shots!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Such an incredible bird. Hoopoe is the national bird of Israel and it is called Dukhifat.

Jeevan said...

Very sweet to check how they exchange their find... lovely series following the single, whether they are a pair or siblings it should be interesting to watch their activity.

Happy weekend :)

Teresa said...

Preciosas, son una de mis aves favoritas. Un beso.

A Colorful World said...

They are really fun birds! Great photos!

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. I would sometimes like to see this bird and photograph it. The bird is really gorgeous. Greetings.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A very good day indeed -- many thanks for sharing it with us! Those are the most remarkable birds. A funny thing happened the other night: we were watching a BBC mystery show and there were birdwatchers involved in it who were excited because they had seen a hoopoe ... they were looking at pictures of it and (horrors) a stuffed one .... I yelled out "I have a blog friend who has actually seen those birds!"..... my husband said he would have thought the writers of the show made that bird up .... after the show I came and looked up your earlier post to show him that it was for real!!

Phil Slade said...

That was quite a challenge Sonjia. Hoopoes are deceptively quick in their movements as you point out. I think your pictures are brilliant, most of all in keeping the two in focus - not at all easy. Did you think that one was feeding the other at some point? If so than maybe you found an adult and a still partly dependent youngster?

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Amazing images of the Hoopoes. Such remarkable looking birds. They didn't seem to notice your presence.
Have a wonderful weekend :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love these beautiful birds. They are so different than any bird I have seen. Your photos are just awesome too. well done. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Lea said...

How well you captured the action between these two very interesting birds!
Have a wonderful week-end!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I'm so glad you stopped by to add your page link with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week...As I said before as "Hootin' Anni"....these are magnificent photos of such a super bird!!!

Thanks again.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I agree...FANTASTIC! And to get to photograph what they are eating is extra special. What cute birds...they would get along well with my 'coo coo' bird! heehee! Hugs!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Wow amazing set of photos. Love the markings on the hoopoes.

Gordon said...

Oh my goodness those photos are awsome, what ever one bird is passing to the other must be some kind of mating ritual, is it food or just a token?
Hve a good week, Gordon.

Jenn Jilks said...

They are absolutely amazing birds. I've never seen anything like them! Wow!

Russell Jenkins said...

Great captures. I have only had one fleeting encounter with one of these 4 years ago. I didn't get any shots. Lucky you. They are cool birds.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Breathtaking; Oh My I missed your previous post of this awesome birds "Hoopoe". What a sweet birdie with long beak♪ I smiled the with the photo two of them having something their beaks and with your caption(♡^.^♡)
Happy for your wonderful day catching beautiful Hoopoes♧♧♧ 

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Tom said...

...now those are some interesting birds, thanks for sharing.

Blogoratti said...

What beautiful and unique birds, lovely colour and appearance. Greetings!

Mia said...

Beautiful birds, beautiful photos, my friend. Have a great week.

bettyl-NZ said...

What lovely birds. You captured them well.

Helma said...

Really beautiful to see this beautiful bird.
This is high on my wish list. Very beautiful and 2 more birds together.
A hug

Lowcarb team member said...

These are lovely images, I enjoyed them all.
Thank you.

All the best Jan

Stewart M said...

Wow! Its on days like this I know why I carry spare memory cards!

Great set of shots.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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