Last week when I was dozing a bit on the sunbed in the garden something flew by me very closely and stopped a few meters in front of me. I saw this beautiful bird which when it saw me suddenly put up a beautiful crown. Never seen anything like it, tried to make a photo but it did not come out clear enough. In such cases we consult Google and the answer to my search “bird, striped, crown” resulted in the Hoopoe bird. It makes a distinctive sound “Hoophoophoophoop” and when I heard it the next day we took the binoculars out and found it in the garden of the neighbours. What a beauty, every day we do the “hoopyhoopy” song trying to lure him into our garden.