I was pleased to find another species of bee-eater during my trip to Oman. They would feed on the overhead wires by the side of the road which made it difficult (ie impossible!) to get any images. I also watched them in the near darkness of the setting sun. Its at times like that that you realised how much like your binoculars can gather compared to the lens of your camera.
Eventually I found some out in the open, a reasonable distance from the ground and not too flighty! So this is a Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis). This is a small bee-eater, only about 24 cm long. If you want to see a different species of bee-eater - the Rainbow Bee-eater click here.
This image is cropped a bit more then normal as I could not get very close to the bird - but I really like the wires in the image as well. Something about captivity and freedom maybe?
Now it your turn to get involved in World Bird Wednesday.
Click on the link below and follow the instructions - dont forget to link to you bird post rather tha just your blog and visit as many other bird sites as possible! Have fun!