6 February 2012.
After the parrots in the morning, to a rare owl in the afternoon.
The greyish eagle-owl is a recent addition to the avifauna of the Gambia.
A specimen sits over three meters up in a big tree.
A beautiful sunbird in a bush 100 meter further.
Later, to the small lake where we had seen the hamerkops.
Scores of white-faced whistling-ducks.
Great egret, little egret, cattle egret, grey heron.
Black-winged stilt, spur-winged plover.
Speckled pigeons on the muddy lake banks.
A black heron does its umbrella trick.
A hamerkop comes, flying.
A common sandpiper.
A painted snipe.
Piapiacs sitting on the backs of grazing goats.
Finally, a squacco heron.
So far, blog posts here about Gambia have been about the coastal region.
Stay tuned, as on 7 February, we went to the interior.