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European Bee-Eater

Merops apiaster

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Spotted at an irrigated farm in the middle of Qatar.

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55 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

great timing!

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

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

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 8 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
Elsa 8 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
AliceGreenup 8 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
Elsa 8 years ago

Thank you Jennifer - one of my favourite birds!

JenniferRoge
JenniferRoge 8 years ago

This is so pretty!!

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Thank you very much Larry & Phil :))

Phil_S
Phil_S 8 years ago

Congrats on SOTD!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Belated Congrats! Wonderful!

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

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

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Congratulations Elsa !

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations Elsa!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! What a beauty!

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

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

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations, Elsa!!

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 8 years ago

superb shots ... congrats !!

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Thank you Debbie! :))

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Beautiful bird and photos Elsa, congratulations on this SOTD

Elsa
Elsa 8 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
RiekoS 8 years ago

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

Elsa
Elsa 8 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
arlanda 8 years ago

Beautiful Elsa, congratulations!

Elsa
Spotted by
Elsa

Al Wakrah Municipality, Qatar

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

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