We spent a few hours back in Bobiri Forest this morning and found the birding to be really, really slow. There wasn’t much bird activity and only a few ‘old friends’ calling, however our morning was saved as we drove out when a Forest Wood-Hoopoe was found. We had great views of it through the scope, calling repeatedly from the top of a bare tree. The only other birds of note were a Cassin’s Honeybird, Sharpe’s Apalis, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Red-vented Malimbe and Yellow-mantled Weaver with a few other previously seen species also seen. We also heard a Brown Illadopsis here.
We had a 2.5 hour drive to lunch and then visited the nearby Atewa farmbush where several Viellot’s Black Weavers, Black-and-white Mannikin, Tit-Hylia, Square-tailed Saw-wing, Red-fronted Parrot, African Emerald Cuckoo, Klaas’s Cuckoo, White-throated and Black Bee-eaters, Chestnut-breasted and White-breasted Nigritas, and best of all a Lemon-bellied Crombec were seen.