Got up early this morning. Wanted to see, before working hours, whether the Blue Tailed Bee-Eaters were still feeding their chicks, or whether they had flown already. Sadly for my photography, but happily for the birds, they had gone. Not a photographer in sight was seen on approach and at that point, I knew all I needed to know.
Just a few shots that help tell this wonderful birds’ story a little more completely.
A few shots that for me at least, bring me pleasure seeing them.
But that’s just the opportunity to shoot them whilst they are breeding.
And come September when they have commenced their journey across the miles, our other species of Bee-Eater, the “Blue Tailed”, (left), will be arriving to provide further photo opportunities.
So the chicks have taken to the air which is a mighty fine thing. Mum and Dad raised them beautifully and doubtless right now they’re on the wing, sharpening their flying agility and learning to catch their prey. I may be lucky enough to see them doing this… who knows?
If I do, I’ll surely update you all with a posting on this blog. But until then, here’s a few more shots of this gorgeous bird!
Happy Days :).