Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Local Birding Retreat.................

Allow me to present my nature escape, quite a little heaven consisting of rice fields, a coconut plantation with many other varieties of trees scattered over,  a rocky outcrop with surrounding thick vegetation, an exhausted granite mine now filled with water, just with in five minute's walk from home. Here's a   list of some of the creatures that I have observed there sofar.

Asian Openbill Stork /Anastomus oscitans
 
Little Cormorant /Microcarbo niger/දියකාවා

Rose-ringed Parakeet/Psittacula krameri
Black-hooded Oriole/ Oriolus xanthornus
Indian Roller /Coracias benghalensis  
Indian Pond Heron ,Ardeola grayii

Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata
White-rumped Munia/Lonchura striata
Spotted Dove/ Spilopelia chinensis
Three species of birds of prey that I couldn't ID
Copper-smith Barbet
Sri Lanka Small Barbet
Brown Headed Barbet
Scarlet Minivet/ Pericrocotus flammeus 
Crimson-backed Flameback Woodpecker
Ashy Prinia/Prinia socialis 
White -breasted Waterhen
 Mongoose species I couldn't ID 





White-rumped Munia/Lonchura striata





Indian Roller /Coracias benghalensis 

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6 comments:

  1. That's fantastic to have that wonderful place 5 min. from home! So many birders / nature enthusiasts would practically kill for that! You have such beautiful birds there that we don't have here. I'm really glad I found your lovely blog... (Or you found mine).

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  2. Nice little patch there Amila - looking forward to leaning about the birds, mammals, reptiles, inverts that live there.

    Cheers

    Davo

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  3. To have such a place only 5 minutes from home is indeed heaven. I wish I was better at identifying birds, so you'll not get a list from me!

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  4. A lovely insight into the little birds in your world and some great views too!

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  5. Hi everybody,I'm delighted hear fro, you!
    texwisgirl, I'm glad to have discovered your great blog too! :)

    Davo,Oh yes, I'll present them as I capture them with my cam. :)

    VioletSky,gengen,Greyscale Territory, Your enthusiasm about my little corner of the world makes me feel great! :)

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