Friday, 11 May 2012

European Bee-eaters

Peter's first morning back in the Algarve after his tour in Arizona and we have been out photographing Bee-eaters.

April's wet and rather cool weather won't have helped these birds at all and the ones we watched all seemed to still be excavating nest-holes - hence their muddy bills.  Hopefully, in a few weeks time we can get some images of them while they are feeding young.

Three displaying male Little Bustards, two Montagu's Harriers and an uncounted number of Slender-billed Gulls were other highlights of the morning's birding.

1 comment:

Sheri Fresonke Harper said...

Bee-eaters are so gorgeous, the first time I saw them was in Spain. Awesome pictures.