Monday, 27 February 2012

Gambia and Senegal, Jan 2012

A few weeks spent watching ospreys and other wildlife in Senegal and The Gambia. We did a similar itinerary to last winter except we went further inland (Gambia) this time. This produced a lot more birds especially raptors but fewer osprey sightings. The only real disaster was losing a 90% full 16GB memory card with photo's from the first 10 days. It is either on a small island in the Sine Saloum Delta or in an area of Senegal where we searched for a satellite tagged Scottish Osprey. A special thanks goes to JJ our guide and Alagi our driver for giving us an exceptional service once again. Looking forward to next winter already.
All pictures taken with a Canon 7D + 400mm f5.6 or crudely digi-scoped through a battered old Kowa TSN-823. Click on the image for a bigger but not always better picture.