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Flora & Fauna Especially for the botanists and twitchers.

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Old 07-04-2009, 16:27
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I have spotted a pair of Hoopoe birds (the feather variety) in PP by the
Hotel Illador, they look like woodpeckers with a crest on their heads.
The name is pronounced Hupu yes may be a bit sad to some people
the weather has turned wet so started to study the flora and fauna
instead of climbing into a bottle !!
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Great to see the birds are still being spotted around PP. They used to be regularly spotted towards Boquer where the new apartments are creeping up the hillside.

They appear quite comical in their antics. A bit crow like but much prettier with an Indian head dress!! and are more pleasant to listen to.

They are probably looking for food and are targeting the 5 star Establishments!!!

I am no twitcher, just appreciate seeing the local wildlife.
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Kingfisher spotted in feb In similar area
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Amazing!! I thought they were only seen on riversides. Although hard weather may force them to the seashore.
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definitely a Kingfisher ...... dipping in and out of the pond in our garden not far behind the Illa D'Or

Interestingly , the only reasonI knew for certain it was a kingfisher( I don;t know one bird from another really ) is because I had seen one the previous summer on the edge of the Sea in Angelsey North Wales .......... my aunt was with me and she really knows her birds
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I have spotted a pair of Hoopoe birds (the feather variety) in PP by the
Hotel Illador....
Just saw a single hoopoe near the Hideaway... and not sad at all pm !
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Just back ourselves and in 4 weeks only saw 2 of the strange birds. Im' no twitcher but have always looked out for these beauties whenever in P.P. Two years ago I spent the whole 2 weeks and never saw one untill our last night down by Ill d or our 2 yr old Grandson stopped and sat down on Pine Walk right next to a feeding Hoopou. It never took any notice of him at all and actually walked right up to him. Cheers Slipalong
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We saw a about 6 of these together when we were driving round Al Canada last year, by the time I got my camera out and switched off the engine they had taken flight again. Not knowing at the time what they were, when I described them to a good friend SHE said they were woodpeckers!!
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago whilst sitting out on the balcony in Llenaire, we saw a couple flying round and setting down on the grass close by. We did happen to find a picture of them and knew at last what they were. They seem to be increasing now and how lovely that is, they are stunning looking birds - NOT to be confused with woodpeckers at all!!! May well buy debs a bird book - not at all related to above!
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I have spotted a pair of Hoopoe birds (the feather variety) in PP by the
Hotel Illador, they look like woodpeckers with a crest on their heads.
The name is pronounced Hupu yes may be a bit sad to some people
the weather has turned wet so started to study the flora and fauna
instead of climbing into a bottle !!
We have also seen these birds in Gommar, at the back of our house there is a sort of wood, and we frequently see them in the trees. Just beautiful. !

Keep looking

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