Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dragonfly beats bee-eaters


Dragonfly with a sweet tooth? Maybe not so sweet. 


It made short work of honeybee - sting and all - in Tyto today.


But Rainbow Bee-eaters unlikely to resent the catch.


Seldom see them buzzing after honeybees.   
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4 comments:

Snail said...

Oh, wow! Lovely shots. That bee obviously didn't stand a chance.

It's great the way that the dragonfly's colours are so similar to those of the (non-bee-eating) bee-eater. Makes a delightful sequence.

(I hope it's warmer where you are. I'm typing this in gloves. Slowly.)

Kerryn, Mosaic Avenues said...

Stunning images of the Bee-eaters

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Bronwyn. Been cold of a night here too. Not gloved up yet though. Hadn't thought too much about colour parallels. Coincidence only, would you think?

Thanks Kerryn. They've been sitting around for a while and tied in nicely with dagonfly's capture.







Thanks Kerryn.

wildwings said...

We especially enjoyed the dragonfly photos Tony - they certainly have the wow factor!