These birds look quite unusual in flight and look even less like waders than when on the ground with their swallow like tails.
Setting up next to the Bee-eater colony.
I love photographing bee-eaters as not only are they such obviously incredibly beautiful with their rainbow plumage but there is always plenty of activity with birds coming back and forth to the colony with various insects they have plucked from the sky. The following photographs are a selection taken during a relatively brief but productive session. I do not apologise for posting quite a few images of these wonderful birds.
Birds of a feather stick together.
Perched amongst the short grasses of the plains
After spending some time there, slowly baking in the sun, we carried on and found some more Souslik feeding away on wall barley heads.