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A lazy morning at Mandina Lodges

Taking it easy


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Coffee is delivered to each room every morning, at a time of your choice. We have ours outside at 07:30 this morning, while watching the beautiful sunrise over the river.

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We're not the only ones enjoying the sunrise.

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The morning goes something like this:

Breakfast
Bird watching
Walk around the grounds
Bird watching
Back to room
Sit outside
Birdwatching
Snooze

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Cheese and chilli omelette, sausage and beans = a great breakfast

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Pied Kingfisher

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Black Headed Heron

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Another one of the fifteen cats at Mandina Lodges

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Village Weavers and Red Eyed Dove in a plant pot on the island in the middle of the pool

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Laughing Dove

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Bats in the ceiling of the restaurant

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The birds are fed every day

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Lovely bougainvillea in the grounds

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Village Weaver

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Black Kite - it looks like he has caught something - a mouse maybe?

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Black Necked Weaver

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Beautiful water reflections in the river

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Long Tailed Cormorants

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David at the poolside

Lunch

We eat our lunch in the shady bar, while watching a Whimbrel trying to catch a crab on the mud flats. The crab gets away several times before the bird finally managed to grab it.

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The crab has lost its claw.

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He still managed to escape though.

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But not for long.

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A Grey Heron wants to get in on the action.

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As well as a Western Plantain Eater.

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Time for another siesta.

Posted by Grete Howard 08:52 Archived in Gambia Tagged birds reflections dog river cat sunrise breakfast kite wild africa forest birding coffee bats crab heron dove whimbrel west_africa weaver gambia omelette bird_watching cormorants the_gambia the_gambia_experience plantain_eater wild_birds mandina_lodges makasutu mandina makasutu_forest water_reflections

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Nice to see Jenny making an appearance :) Beautiful sunrise and I love all the weavers!

by ToonSarah

The picture of Jenny was just for you Sarah xx

by Grete Howard

Thank you

by ToonSarah

Very beautiful Pictures as usual. That's awesome Chair David is sitting very beautiful design.

by Goutam Mitra

Thanks Goutam
The furniture and decorations in the lodge was all very artistic and tasteful. ♥

by Grete Howard

I stopped by to see Jenny but was blown away by your Black Necked Weaver bird. It is amazing. You have beautiful photos. I really enjoyed visiting.

by Beausoleil

Ah, glad you found Jenny here too Sally, and I agree with you about the Black Necked Weaver bird and other photos :)

by ToonSarah

Thanks so much Sally, it seems Jenny is a famous young lady! ♥

by Grete Howard

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