Last Saturday, walking with Rob in Kings Park, we heard and then spied a big flock of rainbow bee-eaters! Flying above some of the adults were their smaller off-spring, learning to fly the long flights they will now make.
Last Monday, as we walked into the main settlement on Rottnest Island, we heard then saw some more, flying and flying!
And this morning, while I was enjoying watching a pair of rainbow bee-eaters leave their nest and fly up to the sky, Rob was over-awed by a HUGE flock of them wheeling overhead.
How wonderful to farewell these little birds so many times:-)