Negombo and Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
October 2016....after a brief 2 day layover in Fort Kochi, Kerala in India, we flew to Colombo, Sri Lanka. We then stayed in the Serendib guest house in Negombo at the start and end of the week, with a 4 night excursion and stay at Water's Edge Bungalow on the edge of the 'tank' Thissa Wewa in old Anuradhapura.
Practising with our new Panasonic Lumix GX-80... trying to capture the wildlife around....
Walking around the Orphaned Elephant sanctuary in Kerala. A red tailed lizard, identified as Dussumier's Forest Skink (Sphenomorphus dussumieri)
appears on a log along side the path.
A species of large green damsel fly.
Alongside the main river in the park, a butterfly rests... the Common India Crow (Euploea core)
Some birds proving elusive to capture on camera...Here a Brown-Headed Barbet (Psilopogon zeylanicus)
camouflaged in the tree... although in flight a vivid emerald dashing sight.
The constantly hunting Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)
More golden form....Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)