I had a trip to Brampton with my family today to see the Bee-eaters. We arrived at about noon and decided to have our picnic in the car before walking to the view point. This turned out to be a good plan as I spotted a Bee-eater flying quite close to the car park, then land in a tree half way up the bank. It gave good scope views perching in the trees and then on the fence at the top of the hill.
After lunch we had a walk around to the view point but didn't actually see any Bee-eaters from there. With a bit of watching from the car park I was able to work out where a favoured feeding area was. So a short walk managed to get us far better views than we could get from the RSPB view point.
A half decent record shot.