Saturday, January 25, 2014

Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus, Vallai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 23rd December 2013.

In the lagoon.

Keeping company with a Black-winged Stilt..

In flight.

Resting on a tree.
We spotted this on the road from Vallai to Thunnalai around 7am. They were feeding for quite some time in the lagoon. Thet took flight after some time and alighted on some trees bordering the lagoon.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cormorants on the road to Kurikkadduwan from Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Indian Cormorant - Phalacrocorax fuscicollis.

Little Cormorant - Phalacrocorax niger.

Indian Cormorant - Phalacrocorax fuscicollis.
Great Egret surrounded by Little Cormorants.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

'Indian Roller' -Coracias benghalencis, Pannai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

I was in a van when I saw this chap perched on a telephone mast 'stay-wire' by the roadside. It was totally unafraid of our presence and flew away after a few minutes.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

'Brahminy Kite' - Haliastur indus - in flight, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

On the road from Jaffna to Anaiccottai there was a place swarming with Brahminy Kites. They and the crows were partaking of the offal thrown into a heap close to the lagoon. I took some time watching these birds in flight.
Click on web-link below to see a short video-clip of same:-

Saturday, January 4, 2014

A 'Brahminy Kite' - Haliaster indus, Poonery, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

I saw this bird sitting on some fishing nets near the Dutch Fort in Jaffna. The rosy dawn tinted the bird and the nets a reddish color.