One could not miss out on Maharagama lake if you take a drive down Maharagama Boralesgamuwa Dehiwala Road. Route for 119 and 192 busses. Though one would see the picturesque view of the lake and a few swan boats paddled around by young lovers or families, many would overlook the variety of birds the sorrounding has to offer. Well, I did not overlook them, but, captured them on my camera.
A view of the lake from the by-road on the side - the bund of the lake.
The Paddy Fields on the otherside of the lake
Little Stream that flow
And the enourmous number of storks you find in the sorrounding area starting with the Asian Open Billed Stork
The Purple Heron
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) Kirala as called in this part of the world (Thanks Harein for correcting me)
The White Breasted Waterhen
The Large painted Stork
The Little Comorant Phalacrocorax niger. Indian Comorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis - I don't think this is the Indian one :)
The common Parrot - Girawa or Nil Girawa
and the wee kurulla - the ones who nibble on grains of rice or paddy
This however, was the most amazing scene, many who drive along parliament road passing rajagiriya would have seen this black pelican or spoonbill on top of the lamp post towards the evenings. Indeed is a wonderful sight.