Along the riverbank

In these drying times the river is a refuge for birds and birdwatchers alike. Here is a collection from a wander along the Loddon earlier in the week.


Rainbow Bee-eaters, Loddon River Newstead, 2nd December 2015.


Rainbow Bee-eater with Painted Lady.


Sacred Kingfisher – watchful over the nest tunnel.


Welcome Swallow – adult hawking for insects …


… to feed to this hungry youngster.

2 responses to “Along the riverbank

  1. Hi Geoff. Are rainbow bee eaters common in Victoria? I thought they were a tropical bird ? Great photos & love your posts. Thanks.

    • Hi Louise
      Some Rainbow Bee-eaters migrate to Victoria each spring to breed, departing again in late summer. The species is also found in tropical areas further north where it is a breeding resident.
      Cheers, geoff

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