Monday, 14 April 2014

Northern Carmine Bee-eater

Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
Awash Falls National Park, Ethiopia
23 January 2014

    Surely one of the most beautiful birds in all the world, I found Carmine Bee-eater to be one of the most memorable species I have ever seen. Gregarious and confiding, they seemed not to be at all affected by our presence and we were thrilled at the large numbers we saw. I think I would have been quite happy to have simply watched them all day!






13 comments:

  1. Wow, Beautiful bird, great colour!
    M//

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  2. Oh, gorgeous birds. The combination of these colors gives them a wonderful charm :)
    Greetings

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  3. Magnifique!
    Mais côté camouflage c'est pas top!
    les abeilles doivent le voir venir de loin?
    Très belle série, Bravo!

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  4. Certainly is a beautiful bird and great shots ~ Happy Week to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A CreativeHarbor)

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  5. Here was me logging in to see pictures from Long Point and I have to study 8 Carmine Bee Eaters in a single tree. It's a hard life indeed for both of us - we have sun and no wind this morning so off to the zoo with 2 lively granddaughters. Wish me well.

    So good to hear you got to LP. Hope you said hello to Jon McCracken for me?

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  6. Oh, gorgeous, David. Your pictures are stunning. It's indeed an amazing bird. I can understand your delight. It's a treat to see them. Lucky you to have the opportunity to photograph a tree full. Have a nice day. Greetings, Joke

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  7. Oh my God! These birds are fantastic! Colors of plumage are breathtaking! Wonderful pictures!
    Well done :-)
    Greetings

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  8. You did well to spot this highly camouflaged bird, David!! On reflection, and being serious for a minute,my brother would possibly have missed this bird because he's red-green colourblind!

    What a stunner though, and I really love the first two images - the first as being a magnificent portrait, and the second as it shows the gregarious nature of the bird in its environment. PS. - Tell Phill he can't count!

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  9. Amazing what a beautiful bird and not one but 10 at a time.
    Beautiful pictures this is enjoyment.

    Groetjes Tinie

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  10. Zazdroszczę takich ptaków:) Pozdrawiam i zapraszam do mnie:)

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  11. Quel bel oiseau ou plutôt quels beaux oiseaux ! j'admire leurs couleurs !

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful ....... what a beautiful bird and what is beautiful mapped. My compliments for this small and colorful bird friends :-)

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  13. Oh dear!
    My favorite bee eater!
    Great photos, such a handsome bird!

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