Transition day

Today was a transition day, from Sigiriya to Kitulgala, where we are staying in the Heritage Kitulgala Rest House – made famous as the centre of operations for filming ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’. With nearly six hours spent travelling there was only a couple of hours at the end of the day to go birding – but boy what a couple of hours that proved to be! Most of the good stuff was seen from the car park, including the two endemic parrot species, a couple of new bulbuls and a general assortment of other interesting stuff. Wifi here is a little limited so that might impact on the number of photos.. let’s give a go.

Best of our early morning birding session – Grey-breasted Prinia
Best bird on route – Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Emerald-collared Parakeet – an endemic. Seen here with the larger Alexandrine Parakeet
The slightly obtusely named Yellow-browed Bulbul – why not ‘yellow-breasted’?
Brown-breasted Flycatcher – identified retrospectively from photographs
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