Guinea - day 22

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8 years 5 months ago #11587 by nkgray
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Day 22 turned out to be a memorable day in more ways than one. Below a photo of where I was today, an overcast day with the peak in the background lost in cloud. This was taken 5 minutes before the heavens opened and I was caught out in the open in a typical tropical deluge - you'd think a Highveld thunderstorm takes some beating, but you'd be wrong. I was soaked before I had even started taking my rucksack off my back and putting on my raincoat. The raincoat was then only used to cover the rucksack containing camera, GPS, digital voice recorder, etc.

Once the rain stopped as suddenly as it had begun it was a very sodden 2km back to the vehicle, but on the way I picked up three West African species which put me past my target of 75 species for the trip with just over a week still to go. The new additions were Black-and-White (Vanga) Flycatcher, Pale-breasted Illadopsis and Vieillot's Black Weaver.



The revised list of 76 species is given below, with the 26 non-Southern Africa species highlighted in red.

1 Babbler, Brown
2 Barbet, Hairy-breasted

3 Bateleur
4 Bee-Eater, Little
5 Bittern Dwarf
6 Bluebill, Western
7 Bulbul, Common
8 Buzzard, Red-necked

9 Canary, Yellow-fronted
10 Chat, Familiar
11 Cormorant, Reed
12 Coucal, Senegal
13 Crake, African
14 Crake, Black
15 Crow, Pied
16 Cuckoo, Klaas's
17 Dove, Palm
18 Dove, Red-eyed
19 Drongo, Fork-tailed
20 Egret, Cattle
21 Firefinch, African
22 Firefinch, Red-billed
23 Fiscal, Common
24 Flycatcher, Black-and-White (Vanga)
25 Goose, Spur-winged
26 Green-Pigeon, African
27 Guineafowl, Helmeted
28 Hamerkop
29 Helmetshrike, White
30 Heron, Western Reef
31 Heron, Green-backed
32 Hornbill, African Pied
33 Hornbill, Black Dwarf
34 Hornbill, Piping
35 Illadopsis, Pale-breasted

36 Kingfisher, Malachite
37 Kingfisher, Pied
38 Kingfisher, Striped
39 Kingfisher, Woodland
40 Kite, Black-shouldered
41 Kite, Yellow-billed
42 Lapwing, African Wattled
43 Longclaw, Yellow-throated
44 Mannikin, Bronze
45 Partridge, Stone
46 Pigeon, Feral
47 Plantain-Eater, Western Grey
48 Prinia, Tawny-flanked
49 Puffback, Northern
50 Pygmy-Kingfisher, African
51 Quelea, Red-headed
52 Rock-Thrush, Rufous-tailed
53 Saw-wing, Fanti

54 Shikra
55 Snake-Eagle, Brown
56 Sparrow, Northern Grey-headed
57 Spurfowl, Double-spurred
58 Starling, Lesser Blue-eared
59 Sunbird, Copper

60 Swallow, Lesser Striped
61 Swallow, Red-chested
62 Swallow, Red-breasted
63 Swallow, Wire-tailed
64 Swift, African Palm
65 Swift, Bates's
66 Swift, Little
67 Tchagra, Black-crowned
68 Tchagra, Marsh
69 Turaco, Violet

70 Vulture, Hooded
71 Warbler, Willow
72 Weaver, Black-necked
73 Weaver, Vieillot's Black

74 Weaver, Village
75 Widowbird, Yellow-mantled
76 Wood-Dove, Blue-spotted

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8 years 5 months ago #11591 by nkgray
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Day 22 turned out to be a memorable day in more ways than one.


Little did I know when I posted this that I was going to be a grandfather for the first time, just 4 hours later. My daughter in Surrey, UK presented me with a grand-daughter at about 01:15 UK time :D :D :D

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8 years 5 months ago #11601 by Camby
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Congratulations Neil, an eventful day indeed!

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8 years 5 months ago #11607 by Doug
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Congrats Neil.

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