This blogspot is part of the 6th May walk. on http://nilelife2.blogspot.com/
More sightings of the European bee-eater.
Crested lark having a good prod in the new mud bank from the canal.
4 bee eaters and a hooded dove,
17 swallows and a bee eater
two on a wire
you can count them I took this shot knowing as soon as I get near most will disperse and do some fly catching.
This shot is to show they do not come to close about 100 yds is the closest I have got up to today but things changed.
This one flew directly above me at about 50 ft
clamorous reed warbler one sighting and one shot today this has to be the hardest bird to photograph
The swallows catching bugs in the clover field,with cattle egrets
here I headed back home I am about 7 kilometers out of Luxor or as the crow flies or the bee eater about 3. but I have to zig zag along the canals. the next photos are on my return journey. its 46c and there was no shade in this area. my back was playing up again , I left the house this morning with the intention of just an about town donkey photo day. but got distracted by the sighting of the bee-eater, usually before I come out I take A 400 milligram Ibuprofen tablet. at least they stop the pain. no taxies in this area so I have to walk back, i would not take a taxi anyway incase I miss something ,
the closest photo to date I hid behind the electricity pylon . not that it did not see me as soon as it heard the click it was off
but not without getting this shot.
check out the humming bird on