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Saturday, 29 July 2017

European Bee-Eater

A long trip up to Nottinghampshire with my 2 mates Andy & Ken saw us leaving Exeter at 5.45 to look for some European Bee-Eaters that have bred in a quarry near the village of East Leake  , we got there around 10 ish and found out that you cannot enter the quarry grounds but you can look in from the road nearby and as luck would have we had two of them sat in a tree quite close to the road allowing me to be able to get these shots of these fantastic birds . I have only seen one of these birds before in this country and that was way back on the 12 June 94 at Portland Bill so as you can imagine I was over the moon to see these ....But ohhhhhhh for one in Devon .
We then went on to Rutland Water were we saw a few Egyptian Geese , 7 Common Tern , a Green Sandpiper and two Osprey .

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