Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Many wheats in the air above

 There are two types of birds that fly over the park everyday.  The swiftlets and the bee-eaters.  The park just happen to be in their flight path which they have used for many years now.  The calls of the bee-eaters is easy to identify.  It sounds like ' wheat- wheat-wheat'.  Every time I hear the 'wheat' sounds I would take the opportunity to watch these beautiful birds fly high and then dive for the insects especially the bees.  Often they would perch on nearby dead trees to take a rest or to enjoy their kill after battering them on the branches.  Today I stumble upon one bee-eater that was having a rest on its favourite .....
Blue-throated Bee-eater
Zone C

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