Oh well, the chance has gone… there will be a next time!.. UPDATE

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.

A39T7554-impBut I had been going through other shots I had taken on a different memory card. Haven’t processed them all by any stretch, but found a couple that add to the album thus far.

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.

A39T7555-impIt will be another year before these birds breed in Singapore again and that’s quite a wait when you think about it.

But that’s just the opportunity to shoot them whilst they are breeding.

A39T8494-impThere will be other opportunities to photograph these birds up until September, until those beauties  choose to leave our shores for alternate climes.

A39T8402-impSome chances to see and shoot  them some more, no doubt, and maybe even to photograph the newly fledged youngsters too.

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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!

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Happy Days :).

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