Tuesday, 29 May 2012

CUMBRIAN BEE-EATER

Having just completed some survey work up in Cumbria I was bombing along to my next job when I decided to pull over into a convenient lay-by and sort my paperwork out. Having the windows down and the cool summer breeze blowing through my receding hairline was a joy but unfortunately my recent survey work was about to vanish out of the window (the boss would not be pleased) so into the lay-by did I go. Just as I pulled in a bird swooped onto a bare branch of a tree right in front of me, I raised my at hand bins and hey presto one awesome BEE-EATER sat there with a Bee in its long curved bill just for good measure. I nearly wet my self with excitement. Casually as I could I nipped to the back of the car and extracted my camera from the boot...I managed one decent shot...


To say I was happy would be the understatement of the year...GET IN!!!!
I attempted to get some flight shots but nearly died in the process as the road was busy with traffic and I'm certainly not leaving this earth for a Bee-eater good as they are, my 4th in two weeks no less. So I moved up the road to get a phone signal and put out the news...


like all good Birders should.

my 9th Bee-eater in the UK (not that I'm counting or anything)

and that was just the mornings offerings more awaited over in Hartlepool...

2 comments:

craig said...

you beauty well done mate, thanks for putting the news out to us all.. good lad.id have found it myself you realise but i was out of town ;-).
Youll have to come to Cumbria moe oftern.

Podster said...

I will and I'll bring my spelling book...