Our new year visitor

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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  2. Gellyneck

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    But can you really class him as a visitor? He hasn't come through the front gate yet!:xsmile:
     
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  3. CWH

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    Seen 'em in S. Spain & occasionally here in Cornwall, but never managed a good piccy like this one!
    Love the Latin name too - Upupa Epops (for anybody not into birding)
     
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    The hoopoe/ˈhuːpuː/ (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive "crown" of feathers. It is the only extant species in the familyUpupidae. One insular species, the Saint Helena hoopoe, is extinct, and the Madagascar subspecies of the hoopoe is sometimes elevated to a full species. Like the Latin name upupa, the English name is an onomatopoeic form which imitates the cry of the bird. The hoopoe is the national bird of Israel.
    A frequent visitor to Devon and Cornwall as well.
     
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