B: Bee-eaters

B is for Bee-eaters

A European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), to be exact -my absolute favorite bird! These colorful birds pass through Egypt during their spring migration and I wait all of April for their unmistakable calls. I took literally hundreds of shots of these birds a few years ago but ended up with a only a few clear images. Maybe I’ll get some new shots in the next few weeks while I am in Cairo! Although last year I actually did see a few bee-eaters here in South Sinai. Perhaps they were taking the long route. 😉