What a treat to see the Hoopoe, and so clearly. I saw one last year flying by but not well enough to truly appreciate it's beauty.
Just read all of this thread, great links to english -french birds names and books. I have been wanting to know what the french names were for all the birds we have here.
The black redstarts arrived here about a month ago, bit later than last year and we have pied wagtails nesting somewhere in the buildings.
On another note my O/H saw a black woodpecker (red head) last week as he driving down a little lane- I'd love to have seen it