The Rainbowbirds have fledged!

After time away I’d lost track of what was happening with our local Rainbow Bee-eaters.

I was thrilled then to learn of a moderate-sized congregation near the Newstead Cemetery – at least three juveniles being attended and fed by a flock of adults, perhaps a dozen birds in all.

The adults were spending some of their aerial foraging close to the eucalyptus canopies where they were catching cicadas, possibly the Red-eyes mentioned in one of Andrew’s recent posts.

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Adult Rainbow Bee-eater, Plunkett’s Lane Newstead, 24th January 2017

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A resplendent male

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Juvenile Rainbow Bee-eater

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Aerial sequence I

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III

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IV

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V

Thanks JB for the tip!

2 responses to “The Rainbowbirds have fledged!

  1. Stunning photos of a magnificent bird, thanks

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