We meet Colin Cross. A retired special needs teacher from England, he now lives at the observatory and rings birds.
Some of the birds he rings are resident birds, like the little bee-eaters on the photographs, with ring visible on the upper photograph, here.
Others are winter migrants from Europe or Asia. Like today, Colin Cross says, there is a little crake; very rare for the Gambia.
An Abyssianian roller. A purple heron.
A black heron. A beautiful sunbird.
We walk to the coast. A palmnut vulture.
On the beach, a whimbrel. Many fiddler crabs on the mudflats.