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European Bee-eater mobile-hide Bence's Farm, Pusztaszer, Hungary Book now
The most colourful European bird, the European Bee-eater can easily be photographed from our mobile hides. Since 2006, 2-4 pairs of these birds nest around the farm. Details >>
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)Copyright © Bence Mate
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)Copyright © Bence Mate
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)Copyright © Bence Mate
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
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European Bee-eater mobile-hide - Details


The European Bee-eaters arrive between the 10th and 15th of May to our garden. As soon as they get here, they start occupying the sandholes and dig their nest till the beginning of June. Meanwhile,they keep mating until the last egg is layed. The birds spend an enormous time in front of the hole on the placed branche. The male continuously out for hunting and offers food to the female,such as bees,wasps,butterflies and dragonflies. The distance between the hide and perch can freely be adjusted. At the beginning of June the female starts laying the eggs, one by one every 1-2-and 3 days (altogether 6-7)and starts sitting on them before it is completed, accordingly the babies differ in growth and fly out at other times. The incubation time is 20-22 days, during this time they sit only once in a while on the branches. The youngs are fully fledged around the 20th of July. Both parents participates in feeding the babies.

Technical data of hide:

Year of building: 2006
Number of photographed birds from the hide: 3
Floorspace(?): 150x150 cm
Height: 120-150 cm
Material: waterproof canvas
Recommended focal lenght: all
Orientation of photography: all
Orientation of hide: according to North 85
Angle of sight: 360
Photography angle: 360
Photography surface: none
Inside temperature: 20-35C
Clothing: any
Room Availability: 4 pax

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
May-July, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
May-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate