Alone in its taxonomic family, the hoopoe is a unique bird, it has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black downcurved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which when raised resembles a mow-hawk making bird like no other.
Back from a fantastic honeymoon, with a beautiful woman, seeing some amazing places. Sicily, Sorrento, Corsica, Rome, Palamos and Mallorca. Also plenty of birds and even some new ticks in the book. Hooded crow, sardinian warbler, blue rock thrush, black winged stilt, cirl bunting, thekla's lark and the bird i most wanted to see a Hoopoe. Also a couple of hummingbird hawk moths.