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European Bee-Eater

Merops apiaster


The European Bee Eaters migrate through Qatar twice a year during spring and autumn migration (Africa - Europe & Europe - Africa). In spring they are particularly colourful as they are in full breeding plumage. During autumn their colour pattern remains the same but less saturated.


Spotted at an irrigated farm in the middle of Qatar.

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55 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

great timing!

Elsa 9 years ago

:D :D Thank you so much Alice - I am very flattered and assure you I still have a lot to learn!

AliceGreenup 9 years ago

No worries it's very true. I could look at your spottings all day. I hope to be as good a wildlife photographer as you some day!

Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you very much for that Alice (made my day!) - and likewise, I have to say. I just had a brief look at your images, they are amazing!

AliceGreenup 9 years ago

Such clarity! All of your spottings are amazing! Thank you for sharing, I'm always so excited to see what you'll upload next

Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you Jennifer - one of my favourite birds!

JenniferRoge 9 years ago

This is so pretty!!

Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you very much Larry & Phil :))

Phil_S 9 years ago

Congrats on SOTD!

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Belated Congrats! Wonderful!

Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you Reza, Carol, Fun & Nuwan - appreciated! :D

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Elsa !

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations Elsa!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! What a beauty!

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !

Elsa 9 years ago

@KrantiAzad & Janelle, thank you very much! :)

JanelleL.Streed 9 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations, Elsa!!

KrantiAzad 9 years ago

superb shots ... congrats !!

Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you Debbie! :))

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

Beautiful bird and photos Elsa, congratulations on this SOTD

Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you Rieko! Just saw some more out the window now so I am hoping I'll get another chance to get one in the air :))

RiekoS 9 years ago

Congratulations Elsa! Thank you so much for your beautiful sharings.

Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you very much Arlanda & António! :))

Wow,another amazing capture Elsa,congrats on the SOTD,and thanks for sharing such a awesome spotting page

arlanda 9 years ago

Beautiful Elsa, congratulations!

Spotted by

Al Wakrah Municipality, Qatar

Spotted on Apr 8, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013

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