: One big one at Bundala bird sanctuary and one at the river near Kataragama where people also wash and go with their water buffaloes.
Two different Agamen and a few times a Varanus
(Monitors) with nice small spots, many of them at Sella Kataragama, some about 1m long. Backside of Kirinda beach at a pond some sweetwater turtles sunbathing on a rock.
Over days at Polonnaruwa lake Blackheaded Ibises, Asian Openbills, Little Terns, Little Egrets, Great White Pelicans, Great and little Cormorants, Blackwinged stilts, Pariah and Brahminy Kites and
the ultimate skymaster Whitebellied Seaeagles
, which are often calling during mornings and usually perform later at sunsets in pair during they often play with things onwing, also present it to each other or drop it to catch it later again.
on an island at lake Polonnaruwa. A pair of Whitebellied seaeagles
performing during sunset at same lake, playing in sky in strong winds.
Many Axis deers at Trincomale beachside, thatfor I named it Bambi beach.
Ibiss gets resettled in mid Europe and it is
a big story, of course, it got eradicated as many
Snails from the lake
which were dieing on mass scale some years ago of some unknown desease.
On way to Dunhida falls a Cylon grey hornbill. At other side of waterfall wild bananas. Got more green over last month, interesting plants and huge trees on way, school kiddies in white dresses.
Six eagles in one day, a family of 4 Black eagles
with a Shikra
the morning while leaving Sinharaja world heritage.
Later on way two more, the last a Black eagle near Haputale soaring high in afternoon thermics.
The last two elefants from Sinharaja got taken to another wood from there. Most Elefants are showing from temple walls now (4.o6). At arrival to Sinharaja I heared two shots in half an hour fired from forst side, evel.
Purple sunbird couple in a grownover garden, Whitebreasted kingfishers near beach,
also Drongos and many swallows and swifts.
A Portugiesische galeere, one of the dangerouse jellifish, swept on shore, watched it for a while
doing its last moves on its heavy poisen, see colour. Whitebreasted kingfishers allday near guest house and Yellowbilled babblers.
BUNDALA BIRD SANCTUARY:
Many Spoonbills, a few Blackheaded Ibis
, Great herons, Grey herons in the fields over days near Bundala bird sanctuary. Whitebreasted kingfishers around guest house.
A nice Swamp crocodile not far from street, and the Whitebellied seaeagle in noon thermics over lagoon.
One excellent performing Whitebellied seaeagle
over some big lake with Lotos doing curves in
doing curves in verticale, too much, big and impressing during noon with strong winds in the sun,
ultimate skymaster (28.o6). Before the same day a nice monitor at the Sella Kat. temples, at all many Monitors today, the day of monitors.
Two times allready small groups of Malabar pied hornbills
, at some places
huge numbers of butterflies, Kohlweissling like.
Fish in the river there Stone sucker
(Puntius dorsalis) and
(Rasbora wilpita) in djungle rivers and rockpools along,
Stone suckers also go for sucking on feet when people bath.
Elephant shit on way, one Shikra, and a small Snakehead (Channa) in a shallow flooded field.
Nice mixed woods, dense djungles and open dry semidecidouse. (not far from Haputale)
A hawklike one followed by crows doing outer wings in the morning form room.
Purple Rumped and Purple Sunbirds
at Haputale, the morning of 15th june a couple of
Purple Rumped Sunbirds coming to window later I got to see their nest. Also Purple Sunbirds passing sometimes.
Before reaching Haputale a Sparrow hawk (?) fom bus overhead passing, straight and swift.
Many swallows allday when there is no mist. (Haputale)
A Black eagle
on way before Hakgalla from bus, big with short tail.
On way back from Dunidha falls in the djungle a King cobra
3 m long
moving slowly, halting, watching and moving on, fascinating. Taking potential prey in focus over 200m. The queen of the snakes eating other snakes, gettig to 8m long.
Monkies near waterfall and on way before, makaques quakes with the haircap, quite wicked and agressive checking people on way for foods.
A big group of medsized white ones on way form bus in rice field, spoonbills or herons.
During noon time from beach over strong waves out in covered monsoon sky the
then dropping sharp down on catch, flying back inland getting
mobbed by some crows. Always again Kormorants, 2 species, crossing along the beach short over waves
in the winds.
Hundreds of Flying foxes
on covered sky form guest house during evening, a
few hundred, fascinating all flying the same direction over a stretch of time (24th.may)
The first day after arrival late afternoon
a Grey headed fisheagle
over the sea doing some turns, seen from beach,
later moving inland. Later two of them, big, but in distance to each other.
Long wings, long primaries, more straight than the V shape of whitebellied,
and not the typical kurzen Keilschwanz as with Whitebellieds, straight tailend.
Other seaeagle species are living north India.
Eagle with 2 Kormorants
First morning during breakfast a nice Besra sparrowhawk
passing overhead, in beautifull bright phase, Negombo.
Many Kormorants, guess all 3 species, doing nice moves in small groups over the beaches.
Many herons over the day, from great white to smaller white ones.
Funny curiouse and naughty crows, exploring and searching all kind of stuff on beach (may.o18)
Mails from way