A Plea For YouTube Subscribers (Video)

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Please watch my plea below for more YouTube Subscribers to make the new threshold that YouTube are placing on their Partner Program.

Having the (very small) amount of revenue from my YouTube videos goes to help fund any future projects that I plan.

Please note, this is different to subscribing to the email list on this site, although please feel free to subscribe to this too!

Please click here to subscribe to my YouTube Channel (if it doesn’t subscribe you automatically, click the SUBSCRIBE button on my Channel).

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Many thanks!

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European Bee Eaters Nest Building (Video)

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Yesterday morning I managed to get to the “hole” where the Abelharucos (Portuguese for Bee Eaters) have been building their tunnels and place a Bushnell NatureView Camera to capture any more visits.

I woke up this morning and stepped outside to drink my (required) morning Coffee to a loud reception of Bee Eater chatter. They were all gathered on trees surrounding the “hole”.

This evening I managed to swap the memory card in the camera and couldn’t believe how much footage was recorded from the 2 days.

I have used a small selection to create this short film of them busy building. As you can see it seems that the whole colony is building tunnels, which is normal behaviour.

European Bee Eaters make tunnels around 1 meter long with a chamber at the end where the female will lay between 5 and 8 eggs. It’s obvious from the film that it takes a longtime to complete, around 20 days.

The clips are a selection from the 2 days, towards the end, the light levels improve as the bank is South West facing so keep watching to really appreciate the stunning colours of these birds.

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