Friday, September 14, 2012

European Bee-eater.


Photo taken in Our Garden - August 2012
The European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa, India and Sri Lanka.  If you are interested in learning more about this handsome chap and viewing more photos, please visit my post on News From Italy. I will be back next week with more photos from my world, enjoy the weekend.

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen any bee-eater aother than in Africa, but we have them here.

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  2. beautiful markings. off to see the other pics

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  3. I LOVE this bird's colouring. It certainly travels a long, long distance every year!

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  4. He is beautiful I don't like his taste in food but someone has to do it. xo Jenny

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  5. wow you did well to catch this fellow; I have seen them but only at some distance years ago; beautiful birds

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  6. Lindy, this is a great shot. Those birds are tough once when it comes to photography. You had your camera ready in the right moment... :)

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  7. Such a pretty bird in your garden. You've got a great shot of it.

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  8. Wow! He is a truly beautiful bird!

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  9. Nice shot- he has pretty markings.

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  10. He is so pretty. What a great bird to photograph. :)

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  11. Great capture. I have never seen one of these before.

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  12. WAU - where a beautiful bird viewing.
    Wish you a good Sunday :)
    Hanne Bente

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  13. Great shot of the beautiful bird!
    I also love the photo in your header.
    Wish you a wonderful week.
    Mette

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous bird! I'll check the photos in your other blog, as well.

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  15. What an interesting looking little guy and very colorful.

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  16. What a great capture, Lindy! A sweet bird.

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