The Orange-flanked Skink may be quite common in The Gambia but I only saw one on my recent visit. A member of the lizard family, it generally has shorter limbs than other lizards. Some species of Skink have no limbs at all and their movement is snake-like.
To me at least, crocodiles (of all types) always look like they are smiling or smirking. Fascinating creatures in so many ways.
The Green Iguana, Iguana iguana, is a large species of lizard and is not always green in colour. It is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean and generally grows to around 1.5 metres in length from nose to tail.
I set off to see if I could find any of the Alpine Accentors which had been spotted in the area in the past few days but alas, no luck. At least some of the regulars were about, including this lovely female Black Redstart, Phoenicurus ochruros.
The Plumed Basilisk, Basiliscus Plumifons, is a species of lizard native to Central America. This one is, I believe, a female of the species.
As I was watching this snake it began to slowly open its mouth so, more in anticipation than anything else, I quickly aimed the camera and started to shoot. I would probably say that my hope, and maybe expectation, was to see its forked tongue appear…..
This is Wally, a Tammar Wallaby, Macropus eugenii, the smallest of the wallaby family.
Went for a wander this morning but not much at all happening on the bird front at the moment. Saw the odd Blackcap, a couple of Spotted Flycatchers, one finch, a few doves, Swallows and Martins, but not a lot else.
As I meandered down the walkway to the riverbed, I spotted something in one of the (many) cracks and holes in the bridge supports. I have identified it as a Horseshoe Whip Snake.