Thursday, 30 July 2009

Gambia Trip List - part 9

A few more exotica for your perusal, though looks like I'm a bit light on decent photos. However, I'm determined to get through the list now (even if part of the motive is to clear some hard disk space by deleting duplicate / soft / appalling photos)!

112. Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird - one or two seen briefly at Faraba Banta
113. Bearded Barbet - several seen, included around the Senegambia and at Abuko. Disappointingly, no good photos, since these are rather smart
114. African Pied Hornbill - only seen at Abuko, together with...


115. African Grey Hornbill - at Abuko and Bijilo
116. Red-billed Hornbill - common, numerous around the hotel and various other sites
117. Grey Woodpecker - one very obliging bird around the hotel pool on the last day, plus others at Abuko and Brufut, for instance


118. Cardinal Woodpecker - one seen on the first day around the hotel grounds, and none thereafter!
119. Brown-backed Woodpecker - one at Tujering
120. Lesser Honeyguide - one at Abuko was another of Ebrima's good finds
121. Wryneck - one at Tujering showed briefly
122. Crested Lark - seen at Faraba Banta
123. Fanti Saw-wing - brilliant name! Seen well at Abuko
124. Wire-tailed Swallow - quite common, seen best around Kotu and the track at Pirang
125. Mosque Swallow - Faraba Banta
126. Red-chested Swallow - only noted at Kotu, though I'm sure we must have seen more than this!
127. Fork-tailed Drongo - another great name, seen at Faraba Banta and Abuko
128. Yellow Wagtail - seen at Faraba Banta and on the beach at Tanji (apparently flava race)
129. White Wagtail - also Tanji beach
130. Common Bulbul - very abundant!

131. Yellow-throated Leaflove - Abuko only
132. Little Greenbul - fairly numerous at Abuko... not the most inspiring of birds, though!


133. Grey-headed Bristlebill - almost the first bird we saw at Abuko... a good way to start
134. Oriole Warbler - rather difficult, only seen at Bijilo, and then after a struggle
135. Blackcap Babbler - easiest near the entrance to Abuko
136. Brown Babbler - common around the hotel and various other sites


137. Whinchat - a couple at Tujering
138. Wheatear - one at Tujering
139. White-fronted Black Chat - apparently quite a difficult bird to get, we saw one quite well around some partially built buildings at Tujering

1 comment:

Dennis said...

Hi guys,

I work for The Gambia Experience and was wondering if you'd consider letting us use some of your fantastic images and accounts of your recent trip on our blog at all? (http://www.thegambiablog.co.uk). If you think it might be possible please get in touch via the blog!

Cheers

Dennis