The bird life in The Gambia is abundant and spectacular. Here are some holiday snaps to prove it, all taken in a single morning within 1 kilometre of our hotel. First an action shot: a Caspian tern has just dived for a fish and is emerging from the water. It makes me realise how good the wildlife photographers are – they would have captured the bird as it entered the water, and in sharp focus too. The gallery is of birds that were rather more inclined to stay still while I photographed them. Just click on an image to see a larger version, and again on the ‘see full size’ button for a full screen image.