Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 February 12-18: The Weekly Wednesday Wildlife Report Vol 1


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


 Turtles and fence lizard at Lord's Restaurant in Negombo.





 This palm squirrel and babbler were chasing each other out of the vines covering this old house's roof behind our hotel.




 Water buffalo and sacred ibises near Chilaw.





A colony of hundreds of flying foxes near Chilaw...

and one dead one we found electrocuted on a wire near our hotel.
This one is especially for Dave. :)



The first insect I've been able to photograph -
a moth in our hotel hallway.




The friendly neighbourhood palm squirrel that hangs out at our hotel. We think he sleeps inside the ceiling - something about his size runs around in there right over heads each night!



Can you see the Ghost Crab?
Here's a hint...his legs are sort of reddish coloured.




Gecko.



Dogs on the beach.



Pamela's Bird Species:

Asian Openbill 

Indian Cormorant

Spot-billed Pelican

Gray Heron

Great Egret

Intermediate Egret

Little Egret

Cattle Egret 


Indian Pond-Heron

Black-headed Ibis 

 

Male in foreground; female at back right.

Brahminy Kite

Purple Swamphen 


Red-wattled Lapwing

Tern

Rock Pigeon 


Asian Koel 

2 males


 female
Greater Coucal 

White-throated Kingfisher 


Green Bee-eater

Brown-headed Barbet 


Rose-ringed Parakeet

White-bellied Drongo 


House Crow 


Large-billed Crow 


Barn Swallow

Red-vented Bulbul

 
Yellow-billed Babbler 

Asian Brown Flycatcher 


Oriental Magpie-Robin 
 

Common Myna 


Pale-billed Flowerpecker

Purple-rumped Sunbird 


Purple Sunbird

Long-billed Sunbird




Steve's New Bird List:
Asian Openbill
Indian Cormorant
Spot-billed Pelican
Gray Heron
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Indian Pond-Heron
Black-headed Ibis
Brahminy Kite
Purple Swamphen
Red-wattled Lapwing
Roseate Tern
Rock Pigeon
Asian Koel
Greater Coucal
Little Swift
White-throated Kingfisher
Green Bee-eater
Brown-headed Barbet
Crimson-backed Flameback
Rose-ringed Parakeet
White-bellied Drongo
House Crow
Large-billed Crow
Barn Swallow
Red-vented Bulbul
Common Tailorbird
Yellow-billed Babbler
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Oriental Magpie-Robin
Common Myna
Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Long-billed Sunbird
House Sparrow



Incidentally, this puts Steve currently in #11 and myself as #10 in the Top 100 Sri Lankan birders in 2015, and Steve is currently #90 and I am #89 in the Top 100 All Time Sri Lankan Bird Watchers!