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




Brubru



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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