On our first guided trip we went to Brufut Woods with a guide - Modou from the Senegambia Hotel.
When we got to the Woods there was another guide waiting for us, he had the local knowledge to find the 2 birds that we were really keen on finding - the Verreaux's Eagle Owl and the Long Tailed Nightjar
Everywhere we turned there were new species of birds for us, 4 species of Woodpecker, Palm Nut Vultures, Shikra, Bronze Winged Courser (a real find).
Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Long Tailed Nightjar
Without a guide there was no chance of finding these last to species, one would just walk straight past.
- Colin Severs
- I have been digiscoping for around 18 years now and through persistence and good equipment I am getting great results. I use a Swarovski 80hd spotting scope and a Sony RX100 camera which has just replaced my old faithful Nikon P5100. The majority of my bird watching takes place in County Durham in England which has a variety of different habitats from coast to moors. Digiscoping is great because it allows me to get good photos without disturbing birds. VIEW THE LATEST PHOTOBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE