Chasing rainbows

They’re back!

A burst of worryingly hot early October weather, with strong northerly winds has hastened the Spring arrival of Rainbow Bee-eaters. A single bird was seen this evening over the Newstead Cemetery, along with numerous Fairy Martins, some White-backed Swallows and Welcome Swallows. Calls from a number of other Rainbowbirds could be heard at a distance.


Rainbow Bee-eater, Newstead Cemetery, 5th October 2015.


Male Rainbow Bee-eater in display flight.


White-backed Swallow.

One response to “Chasing rainbows

  1. Was pretty sure I heard one fly over the castlemaine botanic gardens around three days ago

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