Bundala National Park

11 March 2020

Bundala National Park today.  Bundala is an internationally important wetland area, it was the first RAMSAR designated site in Sri Lanka.

As usual we were at the gate before dawn.

The park sits on the coast behind dunes and comprises a number of brackish lagoons and salt pans.  As with other national parks it is a jeep safari experience all be it much quieter than the more mainstream “cat” containing parks.

As we had done very little wetland birding whilst in Sri Lanka we expected and indeed did see a good number of new species for the trip.

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Black-necked Stilt – Olympus OM-D EM1 mkII – Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro + MC20 – f/8 – 1/320s – iso 200
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Purple Swamphen – Olympus OM-D EM1 mkII – Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro – f/4 – 1/200s – iso 200
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Indian Pond Heron – Olympus OM-D EM1 mkII – Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro – f/4 – 1/200s – iso 500
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Great Egret – Olympus OM-D EM1 mkII – Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro + MC20 – f/8 – 1/320s – iso 200
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Pied Kingfisher – Olympus OM-D EM1 mkII – Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro + MC20 – f/8 – 1/200s – iso 400
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Jacobin Cuckoo – Olympus OM-D EM1 mkII – Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro + MC20 – f/8 – 1/320s – iso 200
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Blue-tailed Bee-eater – Olympus OM-D EM1 mkII – Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro + MC20 – f/8 – 1/250s – iso 200

 

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