Bee-eaters breeding again

While the Rainbow Bee-eaters have been back for a while now, arriving in late October, they have been a little tardy getting down to the business of nesting. Most years they are sitting on eggs in mid-November, but this season they seem to be running late – perhaps because its been so dry. I finally caught up with one of the Newstead Cemetery pairs visiting a tunnel last evening. It will be interesting as always to follow their progress.


Rainbow Bee-eater, Newstead Cemetery, 30th November 2014.


Female at left.


The female arriving at the tunnel.


What extraordinary precision flying!

2 responses to “Bee-eaters breeding again

  1. Howdy Geoff. Great read. Some good news! Cheers

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