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Flock of Bee-eaters in Greece
Observed: 19th September 2013 By: Perdika
Added: 19th September 2013
This flock of 40-50 birds suddenly appeared at about 5pm, circling up us and the field next to our house - twittering all the time - then settling on wires at the far side of the field, before moving on. I've never seen them before, but identified them from the Collins Bird Guide (2nd edition), and have also just listened to an online recording of the calls. Obviously my photos don't show much detail, but it is just possible to see the long slightly downcurved beak and the yellow throat. When they were flying above us we had a very clear view of the long pointed wings, yellow underneath, and the dark line through the eye.