Among the most beautiful here at Kiba is the Northern Carmine Bee-eater, an African migrant that shows up in the Selous from November till June. We have been seeing them for a couple of months but while I was on vacation, they seem to have taken over the Selous. This morning one swooped down to "hawk" a bee just meters in front of me, and this evening I saw dozens on a game drive. But only one cooperated enough to allow a few decent photos.
|A Carmine Bee-eater doing his sinister impression of a nose-scratching superhero, Robin|