Re: Rainbow bee-eaters

To: Trevor Hampel <>
Subject: Re: Rainbow bee-eaters
From: Alexandra Appleman <>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 13:28:10 +1000 (EST)
There were plenty of bee-eaters around Perth and the SW during my visit
there 16/1 to 5/2.  Also good numbers here in the tropics.

Alex Appleman

On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Trevor Hampel wrote:

> In the recent report from the Canberra birdwatchers report (fortnight
> ending Feb 20) Ian Fraser comments on how scarce Rainbow bee-eaters had
> been recently.
> I've noticed very few of them here in Murray Bridge this summer. A few
> individuals were seen or heard in the spring and I saw 9 on the 8th of Feb
> on the outskirts of the town. In years gone by they have been regular
> visitors, some summers they have been resident and breeding. Some years ago
> a pair nested in the roadside bank less than 100 metres from our home (we
> live on the western edge of the city).
> Have they been scarce elsewhere?
> Trevor Hampel

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