27 July 2013

European Bee-eaters – Dhahran Hills

A large movement of Bee-eaters occurred this spring in the eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and birds were seen in many areas of the camp including in the trees directly in front of my house. As I arrived home from work I could hear the birds calling but they were all out of sight, so I got my camera and went out to try to photograph them. There were at least fifty birds present with 22 sitting in a single tree and I managed to obtain a couple of reasonable photographs for my efforts. European Bee-eaters are always great birds to see, as their plumage is wonderful but so is their call, which often alerts you to their presence.