Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2015 Feb 19-25: The Weekly Wednesday Wildlife Report Vol 2


We have kids who follow our blog. Once a week we will be posting the wildlife that we have seen, just for them!
A coucal

A grey heron flying by

 The neighbour's dog

And a dog catching a ride! 

A myna

A rock pigeon 


 A big yellow crab

A cat in the leaves

A heron

An egret

A boa constrictor! (and a cobra!)

A pet monkey named Michael

A tern

This crow really liked me - I could have reached out and touched him!

A baby crocodile

Several cows

A water monitor

A ghost crab

One dead fish - this is the fish mentioned in my post about crows.

We also had one of these guys try to move in to our house - I chased him out of the spare bedroom where I found him busily making a nest out of the curtains. Boy, was he mad to have his new home taken from him!


A black winged butterfly spent several hours in our house, but I didn't get a picture of it.


Two dead cockroaches - thank goodness!

Tonight we discovered that we have a new house guest - a gecko! This is good news - it means there won't be any bugs in our home!



Finally, at the beach this afternoon, we were surrounded by thousands of tiny little fish, all scurrying to get away from the dozens of beautiful white and teal jellyfish.

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My birds this week:

Lesser Whistling-Duck 

Asian Openbill
Indian Cormorant 
Little Cormorant 
Oriental Darter
Yellow Bittern
Gray Heron 
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Indian Pond-Heron
Striated Heron 
Eurasian Spoonbill
Shikra
Brahminy Kite 
White-bellied Sea-Eagle 
White-breasted Waterhen 
Purple Swamphen 
Eurasian Moorhen
Red-wattled Lapwing 
Whiskered Tern 

Rock Pigeon
Spotted Dove 
Asian Koel
Greater Coucal 
Indian Swiftlet

Stork-billed Kingfisher 
White-throated Kingfisher 
Blue-tailed Bee-eater 
Indian Roller 
Brown-headed Barbet
Crimson-backed Flameback
Rose-ringed Parakeet
White-bellied Drongo
House Crow 
Large-billed Crow
Barn Swallow

Red-vented Bulbul
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Indian Robin 
Oriental Magpie-Robin
Common Myna 
Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Long-billed Sunbird
Forest Wagtail


Steve and I are currently #10 on ebird.org for Sri Lanka 2015, and am #76 Sri Lanka All Time with a total of 53 species.