Thankfully, that is the end of a very difficult and exhausting survey off the coast of Mauritania! I jumped onto a crew transfer vessel yesterday morning at 11:30 and finally got onto dry land this morning at 05:30 in Dakar, Senegal. With a 10 hour stop-over in a hotel today, I grabbed a few hours sleep then ventured into the hotel grounds to take a few snaps before heading to the airport for tonights 7 hour flight to Paris. Not many bird species about, but the air was filled with several hundred black kites, a dozen or so vultures which I think are hooded vultures? and a score or so of pied crows- an impressive trio of scavengers!