Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

This is because again and again he is flying away to catch an insect and

to present this to the female:

Oh dear, there a rival wanted to feed the chosen female. He shall very quickly and jealously being chased away!

The female is charmed taking the wedding presents and is now ready for mating:

The breeding places are located in sandy stone walls:

The adult birds are feeding there

a brood of 4-7 young birds:

And shortly after the youngsters are fledged, a gathering of

bee-eaters in troops are taking place to migrate to the winter habitats in Africa:

And every time we are looking forward to their return!

And here the brand new pictures from the bee-eaters:

29.8.2009

29.8.2009

29.8.2009

29.8.2009

16.4.2010 - heimisches Biotop:

16.4.2010 - heimisches Biotop:

28.4.2011 - Campillos:

28.4.2011 - Campillos:

28.4.2011 - Campillos:

28.4.2011 - Campillos:

28.4.2011 - Campillos:

28.4.2011 - Campillos:

28.4.2011 - Campillos:

4.5.2011 - Campillos:

4.5.2011 - Campillos:

4.5.2011 - Campillos:

Birgit

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