Love the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater even more.
John, in post #91 you've either put up a photo of a Northern Puffback instead of Shikra or written Shikra instead of Northern Puffback.
That Violet Turaco is stunning!
You may not feel able to answer this having only seen one side of things but any input would be appreciated. The Gambia has long been on my wish list but I tend to do my trips solo and without a guide. How much of the great bird list from your trip do you think you would have missed but for Ebrima?
Yes, John. The habitat at Brufut Woods was a far cry from how I'd pictured it beforehand. What a dump! Literally...did you see all the rubbish at the far end south of the drinking pools? Dreadful.
Anyhow, can't possibly match your superb bird photos, but I can improve on your Swallowtail, as well as a few other bits from around the village.