Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Scenes at the Wasgamuwa National Park, Sri Lanka.

Purple swamp-hen
Indian Darter

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Birds on an abandoned paddy field, Wasgamuwa National Park, Sri Lanka.

The Wasgamuwa National Park was created in the early 1980s. It had quite a few paddy fields which had a shortage of water for cultivation of rice. The entire population in the area demarcated as the Wasgamuwa National Park was given land with water supply in the Mahaweli diversion projects, elsewhere.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

On the road to Wasgamuwa, Sri Lanka.

Note the electrified wire to prevent wild elephants straying on to the highway

Heavy equipment being used to carpet the highway.