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Senegal Raptors

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Our January trip to Senegal went extremely well and as a keen photographer I always come back from any tour with lots of images. This time in Africa the choice and variety of subjects was mind-blowing and as well as my beloved birds, the mammals, insects plants, people and vivid scenes of this colourful country formed many happy memories that will last a lifetime.A huge thank you goes to Yeray, Carlos, Manolo and Gonzalo for their happy camaraderie.

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Next year Yeray and myself plan to run a birding and wildlife tour to Senegal. (Full itinerary and costings to follow)I’m still looking through and editing some of the best from thousands of photos. I thought I’d post some raptor photos in this first blog about the Senegal trip and interestingly we managed to see 285 different species of birds, 35 of them were raptors. Here are just some of these fantastic birds…

Grasshopper Buzzard 2855
Grasshopper Buzzard

African Fish Eagle 1974
African Fish Eagle, adult

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African Fish Eagle, juvenile

Grey Kestrel 1426

African Harrier Hawk juv 1683
, juvenile

African Harrier Hawk adult 0979
African Harrier Hawk, adult

Wahlberg's Eagle 1503
Wahlberg’s Eagle

Brown Snake Eagle 0020
Brown Snake Eagle

Red necked Falcon Lanner Falcon 0147
attacking a Lanner Falcon

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Lanner Falcon

Red necked Falcon 0140
Red-necked Falcon

Martial Eagle 9567

Osprey w9354

Pallid Harrier adm 9692
, young male

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Rüppell’s Vulture (L) with

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White-backed Vulture

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Rüppell’s Vulture, adult

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From the left – White-backed, Hooded, Rüppell’s and (one)

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White-backed Vulture

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Isabelle Berthonneau Briaux

superbes toutes c photos!

Isabelle Berthonneau Briaux

superbes toutes c photos!

Martin Parr

Great images!

Martin Parr
Martin Parr

Great images!