Saturday Evening Post #012 Bee-eaters

Ahh, yes, it’s Sunday, don’t adjust you clocks, one of those nights when my bed looked more longingly at me than the keyboard.

And besides, look it’s a nice new day.  Overcast, intermittent rain— I walked early this morning and came home drenched— so its keyboard time again.

One of the main reasons I’ve not prepared earlier was I was wrestling with a new way of making albums that could be linked to Birds as Poetry blog, however like so many things in the blogosphere, the idea and the application are a bit far removed for a simple click.

All this comes of course from the previous week of humming and hahhing around what I’m going to do with the database.  And its beginning to look like I will commit to moving to the “Dark Side of the Force” and take on Lightroom and all its cloud(ed) options.
But, more of that later.

We did a couple of trips to Bee-eater country.  Seems to be many less than in previous years. However we did find enough to fill up a couple of hours. And of course commit to going back again. Sometime, perhaps, if we can fit it in, maybe, who knows.

Had planned at this point to link to an album.  Click Here — See nothing happens, so here are a couple of extras from the morning.
UPDATE: This Link Should Work  beware though its on an Adobe Creative Cloud site. Shades of Rod Serling and “The Twilight Zone”. Insert spooky do do dah do music here. 🙂

The header image is a phone pano of the creek line and if you look really closely you’ll be able to see at least three active nests. (only kiddin’—the nests are there, but the detail is not sufficient.)

Hope to be back on publishing schedule for the new year.
Good luck for 2019, I hope the photo muses bring many fine images to fill your lens(es) this coming year.
Keep the vision, Keep taking photos, we do.






5 thoughts on “Saturday Evening Post #012 Bee-eaters

  1. Three beauties, David. Thanks for sharing. I spent half the day yesterday searching for some, any, near the You Yangs. It was hard going and I became quite despondent. Two were found, eventually… but none willing to pose at a reasonable height for photographs.

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    1. H Derek, The best place at the You Yangs is on the Western edge of the Park. Its a fair old walk from the carpark on a hot day, I have to admit. Hovell’s Creek is not in the park, its private property. However the creek does cut back alongside the park further south, again a bit of a walk. I am pretty convinced that there is only a handful of birds in the area, normally there are quite good numbers.


  2. Lovely to see, David. Yes we noted on Thursday there were fewer birds than last year and unfortunately we didn’t see any at close range. Will try to get up there again soon, might have to get down in the creek bed to see if there are any along there. And yes your link works.
    The Snipes were active at Heathdale again yesterday afternoon – no usable shots, again!


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