Ghana, Day 16, 9 December 2023 - Farm Scrub at Nsutam & Atewa

One final morning of birding.

First stop was near the village of Nsutam where we found the farm scrub here to be particularly birdy. Top of the pops were c30 Red-headed Quelea that proved to be the final tick of the trip. Marsh Tchagra was a close 2nd along with good if fairly distant views of 2 Black-bellied Seedcrackers low down in weeds. Also there were Black-winged Bishops, Black and White Mannikins, White-breasted Nigrita, c20 Orange-cheeked Waxbills, African Firefinch, Copper Sunbird, Superb Sunbird, Yellow White-eye, 4 Black Bee-eaters, 2 Little Bee-eaters, Whistling Cisticola, Simple Leaflove, 3 Diderik Cuckoos, Tambourine Dove and Grey Kestrel.

Then it was back to the farm scrub visited yesterday and the day before. By now it was late morning and extremely hot so I took it nice and easy. A daytime Plain Nightjar was a good spot with Green Sunbird, Collared Sunbird, Olive-bellied Sunbird, Grosbeak Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, 3 Plain-backed Pipits, Double-toothed Barbet and Honey Buzzard a good supporting cast. A Common Nightingale I coaxed out into the open briefly was the last new bird of the trip. 

We then had a freshen-up and lunch at the hotel before making our way back to the airport for evening flights home via Amsterdam.

Triplist - 375

Lifers - 175



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