18 comments on “A Rainbow Bee-eater Love Story – Where the Photos Tell the Story

  1. Wow, I LOVE this post…absolutely incredible the story told in the pictures you were able to capture! This has to be my favorite post yet!! And what a true thought you shared… “Sometimes just being quiet and sharing each other’s company is enough to declare loving devotion. It certainly means more than a partner or parent that says “I love you”, but is never present or never takes/makes time to be interested in spending time with you.” I couldn’t agree more! Blessings to your and yours!

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    • Thanks so much Jen! So glad you enjoyed the gift my wife and I shared together on that day it was an unexpected treat. One thing I keep being encouraged by the birds is their devotion to one another. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family my friend! 🙂

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  2. Absolutely awesome sighting and series captured, Ashley, what a gift! Their love story is beautifully created in your post, along with giving me a giggle or two. 🙂 Such sweetness, it is rewarding to see wildlife living true to their mate.

    I watched several newscasts today about your country’s fires and devastation, the photos were unsettling. They would conclude with video of a rescued koala who got caught in the midst of a fire and was saved by a brave woman who ran in to save him. It made me want to cry for it and all the wildlife and human life lost already. They assured us watchers the koala was going to be okay. Keep the faith! 🙏

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    • Thanks Donna, yes it was a very special birding date we had last Sunday, and the Lord used these birds to remind us of the value and bond of a true loving marriage relationship. I saw that Koala also on the news, it is so sad considering nearly 500 have been incinerated with thousands of birds nesting. Everyone in our state is unsettled and will not go far from their home. Many holidays in the country cancelled. We are supposed to go away for a week, to one of the worse areas near my daughter and brother but are having second thoughts. We do want to see them though as we will not see them for Christmas. So we pray for wisdom and discernment This is the first time in history that our ancient rainforests burn, it is so unseasonable, and the heat and storms of Summer are yet to come. God is trying to get our country’s attention I think. Enjoy your last weeks of Fall my friend! 🙂

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    • Thanks HJ, it was a very special privilege to observe these birds doing life which we both appreciated immensely. Thanks for your rain wishes, we sooo need rain, it just gets dryer and dryer, and our forests keep burning. People are cancelling holidays and staying home. Some days on declared catastrophic weather days, schools and workplaces close. We are suppose to holiday next week in one of the worse hit areas but are very reticent about going as these fires can spread and strike anywhere in an instant with sudden strong winds. We have so much forest surrounding our towns and cities we are all so vulnerable to fire. I know you understand well, living in tornado territory, how unpredictable life can be. Enjoy the last weeks of Fall my friend 🙂

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  3. Thanks so much Takami! yes we are so blessed to be able to have time together at this stage of our lives having very busy careers. Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your last weeks of Fall in Japan. It must be beautiful to see all the colored leaves. 🙂

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  4. I am very happy that you and your wife can take more birding trips and spend more quality time together. Thank you for sharing your experience with these beautiful birds too.
    Best wishes,
    Takami

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