Gorgeous bird: the bee eater

At La Farigoule we are extremely lucky to have these beautiful birds nesting not far from the house in the Sand quarry. These migratory birds can be seen from late spring to autumn.

As seen in the garden this June (2019)

Keep looking at the top of the trees, particularly in the field at the bottom right of the house. You will need binoculars to appreciate its colours. With the naked eye, it looks deceptively dark.

I did not take this picture… I wish!

You can also spot it in flight as it has a distinctive shape.

Or you might hear them before you see them because their sing is distinct too.

See Wikipedia if you want to know more.

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