Saturday, January 4, 2014

Birds of mudflats in mangrove forests of Gambia



Mudflats in mangrove forests in Gambia have an unbelievable high of birds. These photos are made on a morning on a mudflat surrounded by mangroves. Beside Spur-winged Lapwings and African Wattled Lapwings, Senegal Thick Knees, Wimbrels and different plovers were common. The lapwings were present in mixed flocks of several hundred birds. 

Black-winged Stilt in Gambia
A flock of Black-winged Stilts.

Common Ringed Plover in Gambia
Common Ringed Plovers.

Spur-winged Lapwing and African Wattled Lapwing in Gambia
Spur-winged Lapwing and African Wattled Lapwing hidden in the mangroves.

Senegal Thick-knee in Gambia
Senegal Thick-knees are common but shy.

Whimbrel  in Gambia
A Wimbrel and a African Wattled Lapwing.



15 comments:

  1. I truly enjoyed your wonderful variety of birds!!! They're all outstanding...your photos are super.

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  2. A wonderful selection of birds I would like to see in person.

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  3. I Love seeing birds from places I will likely never visit myself.

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  4. Wonderful photos of these beautiful birds! I love the first and the third photo.

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  5. Oh, nice to see the birds and the landscape!

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  6. that was some lapwings I have not seen before. Beautiful and such proud postures they seem to have. :)

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  7. what a great selection of birds!

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  8. The shy birds have such interesting, subtle textures on their wings. And adore the gathering of lapwings in the third photo.

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  9. Beautiful photos! Interestingly we have currently been seeing Black-winged Stilts in South-East Queensland at rural dams and creeks. Great post.

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  10. Wonderful collection of birds and photos. Thanks for sharing your WBW! Have a happy week!

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  11. oh how great to see all those stilts and in a great setting for your photography too...

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  12. Sagenhaft schöne Fernwehfotos ...

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  13. Hi Christain. Wonderful selection of birds . Great shots of them. You mentioned if some of the ducks in my last blog lived in Northern Ireland . No they don't. I was showing ducks that the WWT at Castle Espie had in their collection.

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