The African Hoopoe which had just landed on my lawn - its crest is slowly subsiding
The crest folded neatly on its head, the black markings are beautifully obvious
No procrastinator, this Hoopoe. It mines the lawn for its meal
Trying another area...
...and excavates a small gnat
Earnestly digging for another morsel
Rewarded with another, bigger insect!
The African Hoopoe is fairly common, usually found in parks and gardens. It's prolific in our area and we regularly have the pleasure of watching these pretty birds work our lawn.
The African Hoopoe's call is a soft hoo-poo, hoo-poo-poo!
I'm linking my post to Wild Bird Wednesday here
Happy Wednesday to you all!