The sights and sounds of summer

Summer is … listening to the insect-like trills of Rainbow Bee-eaters as they hunt in the skies around their nesting tunnels … and watching Sacred Kingfishers ferrying all manner of prey to hungry nestlings.

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The Loddon River @ Newstead, 14th December 2016

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Sacred Kingfisher with cicada prey, Loddon River 14th December 2016

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Female Rainbow Bee-eater at the Newstead Cemetery

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About to emerge from the nesting tunnel

9 responses to “The sights and sounds of summer

  1. Thank you for the Christmas cheer,Geoff! One of my favourite posts!!!

  2. Geoff, is the place with the posts in the river easy to get to? I find them an interesting way to manage water flow etc. Do you know why these have been put in rather than the usual trees?
    Thanks for a great blog site & the amazing photos

  3. Hello Geoff, a brief note to thank you for your fantastic photos and commentary during the year. They are educational and inspiring as well as just good to look at. You must put in a lot of effort. It is appreciated and enjoyed.

    Have a great festive season.

    Regards, Simon Ellis

  4. Hear ! Hear ! I agree 100% with what simon708 says about this wonderful blog which my wife and I learn so much from, each day.

  5. Wonderful photos of these beautiful birds.

  6. What marvellous photographs!

    Merry Christmas,

    Ken.

    On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 7:00 AM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “Summer is … listening to the insect-like trills of > Rainbow Bee-eaters as they hunt in the skies around their nesting tunnels > … and watching Sacred Kingfishers ferrying all manner of prey to hungry > nestlings. ” >

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