Sunday, 26 February 2012

Bijoli Island

Juvenile Osprey dwarfed by the enormous White Pelicans

Osprey with Audouin's Gulls

Juvenile Osprey buzzed by a Caspian Tern

Slender-billed Gulls

Adult Osprey among Audouin's Gulls

Right hand bird is German male 3PV who was wintering about 2 miles further east last winter. He is resting here on a big pile of discarded fishing nets, a common sight along Gambian and Senegal beaches. Many birds must come to grief on this lethal litter.