Extremadura, Spain bee-eater photography


This is a 2015 bee-eater video.

23 April 2013 was our last full day in Extremadura.

To the bee-eater colony, in the dehesa not far away from Jaraicejo village.

Bee-eaters, near Jaraicejo, 23 April 2016

Though spring this year is colder and more rainy than usually, bee-eaters have already arrived at the nesting colony.

Bee-eater colony and hide, near Jaraicejo, 23 April 2016

The photos of this blog post are from a small hide, not far from the sandy slope where bee-eaters dig their nesting colony holes (not the hide on the right of this photo; a similar one).

Bee-eaters, near Jaraicejo, on 23 April 2016

Though the bee-eaters are back from their wintering in Africa, they have not really started mating and digging nests yet.

Bee-eater, near Jaraicejo, on 23 April 2016

They don’t yet often sit on the branches close to the nests and the hide. This bird is an exception.

Bee-eaters, near Jaraicejo, Extremadura, on 23 April 2016

Most bee-eaters are further away.

Bee-eaters, near Jaraicejo, Extremadura, Spain, on 23 April 2016

Like on a branch near the other hide.

Bee-eater, on branch near Jaraicejo, on 23 April 2016

Until, finally, again, a bee-eater sits down on the ‘right’ branch.

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