The birds and the bees
As you know I am surrounded by a menagerie of wildlife on the farm in Tropical North Queensland. Some of it can be pretty scary, but most of it is magnificent.
I was on the porch the other day when blue flashes in the sky caught my eye (it was before wine o’clock so I knew it wasn’t my imagination).
In the mango tree out the front I saw some cute little birds paying me a visit. When they’re flying you can see the bright blue under their wings. Once they land on a branch they’re perfectly camouflaged.
They are Rainbow Bee-eaters.
You probably can’t see them in the picture below unless you look really closely.
I’ve saved you the trouble of zooming in with the picture below.
These two weren’t talking to each other, and then….
….a third one joined in to say hello, but they still didn’t want to talk
…and then I spotted this one sitting all by itself watching the three ignoring each other
I don’t know what was going on in the bird world that day, but it would make a pretty cool story!
Have a great week!