Three of the bee-eaters that visit Luxor Egypt the little green bee-eater is resident here,
This was my first sighting of the blue- cheeked bee eater.this is another first, I will have to find out where it comes to rest in order to get a decent photo. this bird is larger than the little green bee-eater and twice as fast in flight.
After the first sighting of this colourful bird one week ago I looked all over luxor for its place for perching, on my weekly every other day walk around the wetlands where I first saw it while photographing the little tern, it flew past again and headed off into the farm land and off I went to see if I could get a glimpse of where it landed, and sure enough like all the bee eaters it lands on lecy wires, over looking open land looking for passing bees, its a very shy bird much like the little green bee eater. so another gotcha. and well worth the effort of the chase.
The little green bee-eater more photos on http://birdinginegypt.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-post_23.html
as it turned out this is another species same size as the first bee eater its the European bee-eater.