I hope you all enjoyed a joyous Christmas, as did I.
One of the wonders of this past year was a sighting of the
colourful Rainbow Bee-eater, Merops ornatus, in the North
Flinders Ranges of South Australia. Apparently you can tell
the date by their arrival.
A stickler for punctuality, it arrives on the same day year after
year. A bird of iridescent plumage with two pencil-line feathers
curled at the tip sticking out from the middle of its tail.
Worth enlarging for a better view.
The Bee-eater hovers like a Hummingbird and is one of the rare
Australian birds to do so.
Stay well and healthy throughout the coming year and apart from
happiness, I wish you all a host of birds to watch!
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