Monday, June 23, 2014

Two types of bird's nests, Sun-bird's and 'Swifts'.

Nest of a Sun-bird built on a wire hanging from the ceiling.


A Swift's nest made of clay. The pair carry small balls of wet clay and throw it on the surface while 'on the fly', to build up the nest.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Indian Pond-heron - Ardeola grayii, near the Rio Ice-crem parlour, Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Quite a few water birds were spotted by me in this collection of water. The proximity of active human noise and bustle seem not to have affected these birds.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pheasant-tailed Jacana - Hydrophasianus chirurgus, Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.




Next to the Rio Ice-cream parlor at Nallur, there is a small weed-covered lake. I have seen this bird regularly over the last four years. An Australian Doctor said that this bird is also called the 'Jesus Bird'. It walks on the large spreading lotus leaves and appears to 'walk on water' as Jesus did.