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Beautiful Bee-eaters

April 3, 2017

Beautiful Bee-eaters

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Leslie Scopes Anderson Leslie Scopes Anderson

These spectacular European bee-eaters were building nests in a sand bank and looking for mates. As I watched the spectacle, some birds paired up, and a male presented a bug to a female. Others squabbled over territory trying to intimidate their rivals. I was drawn to these birds because of their stunning colors and amazing antics. It was an experience to try to capture the action.

As is most often the case, this photograph is the result of many hours and countless shots. I was at just the right time and place in Hungary for the migration of these European bee-eaters from Africa to their breeding grounds.

Nikon D700, Nikkor 200-400 Lens, Velbon tripod

Pusztaszer, Hungary Map It


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April 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm

absolutely beautiful this photograph of these birds.
but what was not so nice – i could not send any messages with Facebook – your system did not permit me!

April 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

These birds are indeed spectacular [and I have enjoyed this link before], but the link in the current email was supposed to get more information on binturongs or bearcats! [Indonesia, I think.]
Will that be forthcoming?

WCS Photo Blog
April 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Thank you for your comments. Please give the Facebook share another try. And here is the link to the Bearcat post. http://blog.wcs.org/photo/2017/04/10/bearcat-binturong-asia-borneo/

November 11, 2020 at 1:03 am

I like it bird

Glennis Slack-Smith
November 15, 2020 at 2:09 am

Wonderful that you shared these with us . Thank you. Beautiful captures. Is this a place where birds have nested before.