02/08/2015 Lower Gelt Quarry, Brampton, Cumbria

European Bee Eater: This had to be one of my easiest and most awesome twitches. Almost as soon as I arrived I connected with my first UK Bee Eater and what a glorious bird it was!

I headed over to the watch point overlooking the nest site, and although from here you get some great views it is a tad distant and rubbish for pictures.
It was from the car park where I got the best views, and overall the best images, as the bird was busily foraging and flying over the trees and fields adjacent to the car park.

As per Rare Bird Network UK - CA8 1SY. Site open 8:00am-8:00pm, £5 parking. (well worth the dosh, good birds, great cause).