This video is called Birds & Wildlife filmed Jan/Feb 2014 in the Gambia.
8 February 2012.
In our last report about the Gambia, it was the beginning of the afternoon in a savannah area north of the Gambia river.
Here, we continue the story.
Four beautiful rufous-crowned rollers land in two tall, almost leafless trees.
12:58: we have crossed the border to the Gambia’s Central River Division.
13:00: a brown snake eagle on a tree.
We arrive at a sizable lake; important for birds in this dry season.
An African grey hornbill in a tree.
A collared pratincole. Close to it, a blue-cheeked bee-eater; see photo here.
A tawny eagle and a grasshopper buzzard flying.
A hamerkop on the opposite bank; an African jacana on the bank to the right.
Lots of Namaqa doves, drinking at the lake shores, and in the trees.
14:00: red-cheecked cordon-bleu, drinking at the bank.
Long-tailed glossy starlings in a tree.
Two yellow-billed shrikes on the ground.
In a tree, a cut-throat finch. A photo of cut-throat finches and Namaqua doves is here.
Two cattle egrets.
A fork-tailed drongo on a stick.
In another lake, not far away: African spoonbills flying. Black-winged stilts. Great egret and little egret. Grey heron.
Senegal thick-knees. Spur-winged plovers.
A marsh sandpiper, flying and calling.
We continue to the east. Àn African hawk-eagle on a tree near the main road; see photo here.
Then, something special near Njau village.
An Egyptian plover. Rare in the Gambia, especially in February.
At first, the Egyptian plover was near two spur-winged plovers. It soon flew away. A bit later, it landed near a common sandpiper. About that common sandpiper, see here.
An oxpecker on a village cow.
A bit further, common moorhens with chicks.
- Little ringed plover, young goldfinches (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- West Africa ‒ Mohamed Bazzi (mohamedbazzigambia.wordpress.com)
- Gambian nature reserve gets more trees (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- American Golden Plover (birdquest2004.wordpress.com)
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