Tanji beach birds, Gambia

This 11 March 2011 video is called Gulls and Terns, Tanji Beach, Gambia.

Including grey-headed gulls, Caspian terns and royal terns.

Sunday 5 February.

Today, after Bacau beach yesterday, from Kotu to another beach, Tanji.

Grey heron. Slender-billed gull.

Sanderling on Tanji beach, 5 February 2012

A group of sanderlings, mixed with a few turnstones.

Turnstone with sanderlings, Tanji beach, 5 February 2012

Hooded vulture.

A bit further: lesser black-backed gulls. A whimbrel.

Ringed plover, Tanji beach, 5 February 2012

A ringed plover.

A Caspian tern flies past with a fish in its bill.

A bar-tailed godwit joins the sanderling group.

Royal terns foreground, Caspian terns in the middle, a lesser black-backed gull background; Tanji beach, 5 February 2012

On a sandbank, scores of Caspian terns. Among them, a few terns which are a bit smaller, and have yellow instead of orange bills: royal terns.

Grey-headed gulls.

A grey plover.

Then, we went to Tujereng Woods, which will be a blog post in itself.

Later, in the afternoon, we returned to Tanji.

On the underside of a bridge, red-chested swallows resting.

The Caspian terns are still there. Twice, a mating.

Great white pelicans, Tanji, the Gambia, 5 February 2012

About twenty great white pelicans fly past.

Near a river mouth: long-tailed cormorant, cattle egret, whimbrel, western reef egret, common sandpiper.

First confirmed breeding of the Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei in Algeria: here.

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