Falsely told that this gorgeous national park is in the wet season and we should go and stay with a friend who had a guest house down there we headed off hopeful of seeing all things wild and huge flocks of birds! Well, slight miscommunication (scam). But actually possibly a highlight of the entire trip so far!!! Happy scam! Actually very dry season but wildlife was every bit as amazing as we could have imagined.
Binoculars in hand, guide and driver eagar to impress, and pen and paper at the ready to jot down our spottings we bounced off over the red, dusty, definitely not wet season ground to pass into Bundalla national park. 3700 hectares of national park and so much wildlife! 2 and a half hours in a Jeep and these were our sightings!
16 elephants, including a very peaceful and private encounter with a bull elephant as it played in a muddy puddle 20 metres away!
Grey headed fish eagles
Paddy field pipits
Peahen and peacocks
Black tailed godwits
Black headed munias
Yellow billed bablers
Back from the safari and looking pink from the suns rays, we tucked into a feast that the gueshouse lady had prepared! Leftovers went to a very happy and healthy looking doggie and seeing as there was enough food for 4 people he had a good feed that night!
Love jo x x x