I got really lucky at my hotel on Tenerife, when just as I was packing up the car to leave I noticed three Hoopoes feeding unconcernedly on the grass right next to the car park. Naturally I unloaded my camera bag, got set up, and got to work! So close that I used the 500mm lens bare, and had shutter speeds to die for. Could not stop down as the backgrounds were very close, so a bit of a compromise there. Still, when I went to Hungary I skipped the Hoopoe hide, so this was a welcome grip back and no complaints whatsoever!