LUNCH TIME

RAINBOW BEE-EATERS

MEROPS ORNATUS

After many weeks of hiding under a big old bullant infested peppercorn tree watching the rainbow bee-eaters (Merops ornatus) land on this dead branch, I finally captured one as it caught a bee fly (Bombyliidae)!

near Echuca, Victoria
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, 1/2000, f/5.6, ISO 250, tripod

by Mary Hartney