Senegal Raptors

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.

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

African Fish Eagle, adult

African Fish Eagle, juvenile

African Harrier Hawk, juvenile

African Harrier Hawk, adult

Wahlberg’s Eagle

attacking a

Martial Eagle

Pallid Harrier, young male

Yellow-billed Kite

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

White-backed Vulture

Rüppell’s Vulture, adult

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

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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