“We typically watch Blue-throated Bee-eaters (Merops viridis) either in flight or perched upon branches, but the chance to observe one at ground level is rather rare (above).
“At a secluded site in Singapore, the unusual sight of flying sand first caught my eye in early May 2017. I was pleasantly surprised to witness the energetic excavation activity of this bee-eater (above, below).
“All this diligent digging must be in preparation for forthcoming breeding intentions.
“Video clips of the shovelling session (actual speed & slow motion) may be previewed as follows:”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
16th May 2017