Sunbathing Bee

Mining Bee resting on top of a washing line
Mining Bee resting in the sunshine on top of a washing line

Took a macro photo of this little bee resting in the sunshine, as I was (ironically) seeking a good location to put a bee hotel for more residents just like this!

I think it is a Mining Bee, I’m not 100% sure. Never seen a bee like it before.