Sunday 26 August 2018

Around Bogue

On Saturday 11th August in the early morning, Mohamed Vall and I headed south from Aleg towards Bogue. We were looking particularly for rainy season birds. We visited Lake Jintu and woodland east of the city of Bouge towards Kaedi.

  • Two good birds of prey were seen still roosting on the electric pylons between Aleg and Bogue. These were a lanner falcon and barbary falcon
  • Lake Jintu looked like it had emptied out during the spring just like Lake Aleg had. This is unusual and caused by extremely poor rains in 2017.
  • Lake Jintu had murky water suggesting it had only recently started filling again. So it was too early to get most benefit from the lake this season
  • The only rainy season birds were yellow-billed kite and northern red bishop
  • Unlike Aleg, blue-cheeked bee-eater is probably partially resident this far south and not counted as a rainy season bird.
  • Early palearctic migrants were common sandpiper and woodchat shrike
  • In Bogue, very large numbers of African silverbill attracted to grain laid out to dry.
Aleg to Bogue road

lanner falcon 1

lanner falcon 2

barbary falcon 1

barbary falcon 2

barbary falcon 3

Lake Jintu and near-by in Bogue
northern red bishop 1

northern red bishop 2

white-faced whistling duck

northern grey headed sparrow

village indigobird

black-bush robin

black-headed weaver

mostly African silverbill

Aleg-Bogue Road, Brakna, MR
11-Aug-2018 07:30
Lanner Falcon  1
Peregrine Falcon (Barbary)  1

Lake Jintu, Brakna, MR
11-Aug-2018 08:30 - 10:00
White-faced Whistling-Duck  
Mourning Collared Dove  
Laughing Dove  
Namaqua Dove  
African Palm-Swift  
Spur-winged Lapwing  
Common Sandpiper  
Cattle Egret  
Blue-naped Mousebird  
Green Bee-eater  
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater  
Woodchat Shrike  
Barn Swallow  
Common Bulbul  
Chestnut-bellied Starling  
Greater Blue-eared Starling  
Beautiful Sunbird  
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow  
Sudan Golden Sparrow  
Black-headed Weaver  
Northern Red Bishop  
African Silverbill  
Village Indigobird  

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