Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 30, 2017

Another boat ride

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Kalamatiya Lagoon

28/03/2017 – Kalamatiya Lagoon. So many photos to process. I have been going all day nearly. I took more than 500 photos. I was up at 6am and got a lift to the lagoon. The boat had no motor, just a boatman poling through the water silently. We were able to get really close to the birds.

Yellow  Bittern
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)

So many birds it is hard to know where to start. I am just going to go through them in order that I saw them.

Garganey
Garganey (Anas querquedula)

New birds that I had not photographed before are:- Black-headed Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, and Garganey. We saw the Pheasant-tailed Jacana but I failed to get a photo 🙁

Black-headed Ibis
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)

Black-headed Munia
Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca)

Orange-breasted Green Pigeon
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Treron bicinctus)

Baya weaver
Baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus)

Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

 Eurasian Spoonbill
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

Crested Serpent-eagle
Crested Serpent-eagle (spilornis cheela)

Kalamatiya Lagoon bird list

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Curlew Sandpiper ?
Grey Plover ?
Baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus)
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Black-winged Stilt
White-breasted Waterhen
COMMON MOORHEN (Gallinula chloropus)
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Red-wattled Lapwing
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Indian Pond Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Oriental darter (Anhinga melanogaster)
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Garganey (Anas querquedula)
Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
Brahminy Kite
Crested Serpent-eagle (spilornis cheela)
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Treron bicinctus)
Eurasian Collared Dove
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Common Iora
House Crow
Common Myna
Yellow-billed Babbler (Turdoides affinis)
Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca)
BLUE-TAILED BEE-EATER (Merops philippinus)

PHEASANT-TAILED JACANA (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) (seen but not photographed)

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