Senegal Raptors

Senegal Raptors

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Lizard Buzzard

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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African Swallow-tailed Kite

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…

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Grasshopper Buzzard

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African Fish Eagle, adult

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African Fish Eagle, juvenile

Grey Kestrel 1426
Grey Kestrel

African Harrier Hawk juv 1683
African Harrier Hawk, juvenile

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African Harrier Hawk, adult

Wahlberg's Eagle 1503
Wahlberg’s Eagle

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Brown Snake Eagle

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Red-necked Falcon attacking a Lanner Falcon

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Lanner Falcon

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Red-necked Falcon

Martial Eagle 9567
Martial Eagle

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Pallid Harrier, young male

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Yellow-billed Kite

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Rüppell’s Vulture (L) with White-backed Vulture

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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) GriffonVulture

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White-backed Vulture

Stephen Daly

Stephen Daly

Stephen Daly, has been birding since he was eight years old in his native Scotland. After living in Germany and France he established Andalucian Guides the successful birding and wildlife tour company on The Strait of Gibraltar in Spain and has been living here since 2001. Photographing birds in flight is one passion and his photos can be found in many books, magazines and journals. Studying bird behaviour and bird migration are two other positive aspects of being based on one of the busiest migration routes on Earth.

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