The bee-eaters of oman

Bee eaters…wee birds…very colourful…active…

Their main food is insects….they like to do things together…in community…whether it is living…nesting…or catching insects…their calls are very musical ….

There are 4 types found in oman they say…we have seen three …each stunning in its own way….

This is the commonest….the green bee eater…we find them always

 

The blue cheeked bee eaters…found mostly in spring…

 

This is special ….a migrant…found only in these months…the European bee eater…I call it the flying rainbow…I haven't till now …figured out how many colours it has…

 

Just thought…I will put them all in a page…so that it is easy to share…& easy for me too…can see it often…

White throated bee eater…the 4 th type…we haven't seen it…hope to some day

 

And…this is where they nest…in hundreds…we saw it the other day….just to see so many at a time…singing…flying…trying to mate…fighting for their little nest…a hole in mound of mud…it is a beautiful experience

 

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