Male Hoopoe

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– Bucerotiformes (Coraciformes) – Upupidae – C’est la seconde couvée de l’été! Ces photos datent de la mi juillet; le mâle continue d’apporter des insectes à sa femelle qui couve seule. Ces affûts ont l’air faciles mais détrompez-vous, certaines fois il va directement au nid dans le mur en terre battue de l’appentis, sans passer par la case ‘branche’! Alors c’est une demi-journée de frustration et d’incompréhension! Pourquoi? Mystère!

Second clutch this summer! These pics are from mid-july; the male goes on bringing insects and especially spiders to the female sitting on the nest inside the mud wall of the old garage. It seems easy to take pics like these, but not so… Sometimes he will go straight to the nest without perching on the branch for the whole time I am the hide… Mysterious frustration!

Upupa epops, Nikon 500 mm f/4.0 G ED VR – Mid July, 2013

Upupa epops, Nikon 500 mm f/4.0 G ED VR – Mid July, 2013

Upupa epops, Nikon 500 mm f/4.0 G ED VR – Mid July, 2013

Upupa epops, Nikon 500 mm f/4.0 G ED VR – Mid July, 2013

Upupa epops, Nikon 500 mm f/4.0 G ED VR – Mid July, 2013

Upupa epops, Nikon 500 mm f/4.0 G ED VR – Mid July, 2013

Upupa epops, Nikon 500 mm f/4.0 G ED VR – Mid July, 2013

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Nature and photography but mostly animals and birds. I live in at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years and in the U.S. for 3 years and with Australia in mind for the future. With my husband, I created and managed a Park in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: NIKON lenses: 300 mm F/4, 80/400 mm, 500 mm, 200/500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E,

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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