Hoopoe story

Lucy has written this lovely piece of natural history observation on the hoopoes in her local Barcelona park. Great photos too.

“A woman comes out on the fire escape to smoke a cigarette. Nearby there’s a Judas tree – it’s seen better days and bears little foliage now, only on the highest branches. The woman stands and talks on her mobile. She’s unaware that on the other side of the tree, there’s movement and two eyes appear at a hole.” Read