You need to get to the Marsh as early as you can as bisrd tend to wake up early to fetch their feed. floks of birds flying in the sky indeed is a beautiful sight.
Even the Crows seems to wake up early.
The Entrance to the Marsh is filled with Cranes, looking out for the small fish that lives in the stream below.
And then you get the opening to the variety the sactuary has to offer
The Asian Open Bill Stork - click here for more information
The Grey Heron - Click here for more information
More of the Grey Heron
I think this is the Purple Heron - Karawal Koka - Click here for more information
The Spot Billed Pelican (Thith Hota Pasthuduwa) - the only kind found in Sri Lanka if i am not mistaken - please correct me if I am wrong - Click for more information
The gorgeous Brahminy Kite - Click here for more information
The Pied Kingfisher (Click for more info) - type fo Water Kingfisher - Click here for more information
The Stork-billed Kingfisher - The largest of it's kind found in Sri Lanka - Click here for more information
And ofcourse the White Throated Kingfisher - Click here for more Information
White-breasted Waterhen or The Common Moorhen is a common sight at the Marsh - click here for more information - Laya Sudu Korawakka in Singhala
The Purple Swamphen is also a common sight - click here for more information - Dam Kithala in Singhala
The Little Cormorant - Diya Kawa - click for more information
And a heap of butterfly species !!
I would be gald if someone could provide the names of the Butterflies as my knowladge on same is very limited.
This one is called Jezebel....
And then, the types of Dragon Flies !!