Breakfast With Bee-Eaters

Early this morning we had a thick fog and as it started to clear the warmth of the sun was good enough for me to wander around the garden eating my breakfast cereal. In the distance I could hear European Bee-Eaters and before I could blink a large group of between 25 and 30 of them appeared out of the fog. Almost dropping my bowl as I ran to the house to grab the camera, I was lucky that they decided to perch on a nearby electricity cable and stop to hunt for their breakfast. Photos aren’t my usual close-ups (see some past photos at the end) as I was still some distance away and of course the clearing fog didn’t help.






After watching them for around 20 minutes they all took off together. I suspect these are not going to be a local colony but were probably having a rest and feeding stop before continuing to their breeding grounds.


Of course, none of these above photos were my usual planned shoots so I’ve included a selection of some of my past sessions with these amazing birds, some of which can be purchased in print in the Web Shop.

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