Monday, June 26, 2017

Bee-eaters, East Leake, Notts

What a cracking Monday, they don't get much better than this one that's for sure. Waited for these to come onto pager this morning and off we went. Just over an hour later we were there watching these beauties. They fed constantly all day, such a privilege to watch them hawking dragonflies, butterflies, and mayflies, feeding their partners. Often a juicy dragonfly led to mating, that happened many times during the day.  They were never still, calling, flying, feeding and mating, they were just fantastic to watch. Lets hope they stick around so we can go see them again. A good friendly crowd, easy to find site and a bridleway that's been recently cut, add 6 bee-eaters and a good day was had by all !

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