Saturday, 14 May 2011

Spanish Birding – Bee-eater – 13th May 2011

I’ve never failed to see Bee-eater on any of my “in season” trips to Spain, however the number and spread in Donana on this visit was exceptional.
As well as views along tree lanes or  electricity lines, we saw them in towns and around our hotel, skimming small lagoons and all over the open marsh land.  Their high number gave a lot more photographic opportunities at the right points of view on lower fences rather than the higher telegraph wires.

East Anglia Year Count: 133 (April)
Life bird count: 403. Year bird count: 203. Month bird count: 153 (April)
Photo:  European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

1 comment:

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Very nice capture on such colorful bird!