Merops apiaster

Very rare Summer visitor and passage migrant.

BOU Name
European Bee-eater
Data Required
EBSIP (4, 15, 19)

Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Bee-eater 26 Jun 2021 Naze, The Brian Combes 9 Initially missed the birds as they flew south over the JWR watched by Darrell Stile. I hurried back to The Common, in the direction they had flown, convinced I was out of luck. But, after a bit of frantic searching, there they were, swirling above the cliffs, north of The Tower. After a couple of minutes the flock flew off to the southwest, at about 7:45. Later picked up at Holland Haven and Colne Point. Stunning and presumably the same birds that graced my old stomping ground, Yarmouth.
Bee-eater 26 Jun 2021 The Naze at Walton Darrell Stile 9 In-off from the North East, then headed South @ 07:30.
Bee-eater 30 Apr 2021 Wrabness David L Smith 1 Heard only, over Sand Martin cliff - no visual and hence unconfirmed
Bee-eater 26 Jun 2015 Marks Tey Tim Barritt 8 Circling high moving NE
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