Yesterday, as Rob and I sat in our “eyrie” upstairs looking out over the trees that inhabit our back garden, we heard a flock of rainbow bee-eaters. We both love the bell-like sound they make, especially as a group.
So they have begun to gather into small flocks around the metro area. That means that the young are becoming strong enough for their migration north to Asia.
By mid February they will have gone, to be back in October, but before they go we look forward to listenings and sightings of the flocks as they coalesce into the huge migrating groups we have become used to.