Sunday morning up with the gonolek,early breakfast and off to BRUFUT FOREST with Modou the guide from the hotel,the sun was still quite low when we arrived,but straight away an African Golden Oriole arrived calling,and this Bearded Barbet and its mate perched nearby,it was in deep shadow,this photo has been lightened somewhat.
ThisVIOLET TURACO put in a brief appearance
AFRICAN GREEN PIGEON
Into the forest now lead by a local guide as well as Modou he took us to the roosting site of a pair of Eagle Owls.Initially they were difficult to see but he manouvered us into position to see them properly.
VERREAUXS EAGLE OWL
VEO EYES WIDE SHUT.Weird.
Leaving the wise old owls to their slumbers we were off to find another night bird.
This LONG TAILED NIGHTJAR was just a few feet away from the path and took no notice of us at all apart from the occasional blink,did he think we had not seen him I wonder?
A few more birds were seen on the walk back to the car,it was now pretty hot,and time for a drink back at the hotel.
GREEN WOOD HOOPOE
RED CHEEKED CORDON BLEU a lovely little bird
BLACK NECKED or SPECTACLED WEAVER