Any day now?

My hunch is that the Rainbow Bee-eaters are on the cusp of hatching their eggs. There are lots of comings and going around the tunnels but no food being delivered just yet. I’ve just noticed that the male, featured in the shots below, has a slightly deformed bill. I suspect it has no effect on its ability to snare insects in flight!

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Rainbow Bee-eater (male), Newstead Cemetery, 21st December 2016

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9 responses to “Any day now?

  1. Well done on the great shots of the Bee eater in flight Geoff. They are very fast and it’s not easy to capture such great images.

  2. Beaut shots you’ve caught!

  3. Wonderful photos!

  4. Perhaps one day he mis-judged the entrance

  5. Wow !!!!!! What more can I say? Fabulous shots. I have just reread Vance Palmer’s short story “Rainbow Birds” which he wrote in about 1950 and. marvel that these beautiful creatures still exist.

  6. Fabulous photographs which wonderfully cheered up a difficult day. Thank you.

  7. Exquisite photos Geoff – always amazed by what you manage to capture simply by stepping out from your front door it seems

  8. Just magic wonderful photos. Sue woodend

    Sent from my iPad

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