5 juin 2017

Guêpiers d'Europe

Merops apiaster
Coraciiformes - Meropidae

Nikon D500 + 200/500 mm
Sud-est de la France
Mi-mai 2017

European bee-eaters
South-east of France
 


Derrière l'Auberge de la Fadaise, 2 couples nichent au sol:

Behind the Inn where I stayed, 2 pairs are nesting in holes at ground level:




Environ 150 guêpiers sur cet autre site heureusement très protégé:

About 150 birds on this other highly protected site:




 


 Combien sont-ils, là?!!!
How many do you see here?!!



 Décollage 1:
Take off 1:



 Décollage 2:
 Take off 2:

 








14 commentaires :

  1. Magnifique!!! j'adore ces oiseaux que j'ai connu l'année dernière. Une très belle lumière sur cette série qui met toute leur beauté en évidence.
    Bises Noushka

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  2. I'm amazed at these wonderful images, Noushka. I suspect that capturing them in flight is extremely difficult, and you've done so - perfectly! Such a colourful bird - I'd love to see one again sometime.

    Take good care, and have a great week - - - Richard

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  3. encore une fois je suis sans voix

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  4. Hello Noushka, These are beautiful images of the Bee-eater. Well done! I would love to see this bird in the wild.
    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  5. Ouha! quelle série remarquable, bravo!

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  6. The bee-eater is something! So vibrantly colored, and it eats bees and dragons! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous bird which I have come to know from your wonderful photos and posts! Wishing you a happy week, my friend, and sending you love and hugs!

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  7. Hi Noushka, wonderful set of images of this beautiful bird, they are so colourful. Great flight shots. All the best, John

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  8. Coucou oiselle,
    En voir autant d'un coup est une illumination du ciel. Quel arc-en-ciel. Les planés sont superbes. La capture aussi.
    Magnifique série oiselle.

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  9. je ne pensais pas qu'il nichait au sol, je pensais qu'il nichait dans les trous de falaise ...
    je rêve d'en voir un jour et tes photos me font rêver , il est si beau cet oiseau

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  10. I am getting confused with your blogs, I seem to be doubling up with the other one in my Mum's name!!! Beautiful birds. I used to watch the Carmine Bee eaters for hours when we went to the low-veld in Rhodesia. That was when I worked for the Wildlife Research Officer at the Vet lab and we did a lot of field work. If only I could back to those days. Have a good week, warm hugs Diane

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  11. Wow, magnificent Noushka! Lucky you to see those birds, but my compliments for the quality of these pictures.

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  12. Preciosas imágenes de Abejaruco.. Enhorabuena.. :-)))

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  13. Yay, caught up at last! I've certainly enjoyed a couple of cups of coffee this morning while reading your posts. I made it my goal to catch up on them all. So sorry that I fell behind again. This has been a crazy, disjointed year for me. But you, my friend, are having an amazing year. I so appreciate your willingness to share your world with all of us in the blogging world! Sending you love and hugs!

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