Friday, 12 December 2014

Gambia (Day 4) 6th December

Laughing Dove
Our breakfast visitor at Tendaba Camp

Day 4

Tenaba Camp (airport), Soma, Bateling Track

Breakfast overlooking the river provided  good range of birds. Brief glimpses of a falcon made me think of Hobby as it twisted and turned around a pier over the river. (Fortunately two falcons repeated the performance the next morning and revealed the orange underwing confirming they were African Hobby.) A short walk behind the camp gave us our third Owl great views as well.

Tijan Kanteh

A Happy Chap

Pearl-spotted Owlet

Steve Taylor on his 10th (at least) trip to Gambia


Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark
(male above, female below)

On to Soma for the Egyptian Plover. Sadly two trips here during the day failed to produce the plover. However a flock of 100+ Colared Pratincoles hawking above
the river were adequate compensation.

Northern Puffback

Cut-throat Finch

Enough Said

Black-headed Plover

Grasshopper Buzzard

Western Reef Heron

Guinea Fowl Butterfly

Long-tailed Glossy Starlings

Courser Country
(No Coursers of Course)

Long-crested Eagle

Tree Pipit

Cut-throat Finch

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