The reason was distribute some much needed funds that Wendy and I had raised for the villagers of tsunami hit village of Mahamodara.
Our main plan had been to buy a tuk tuk for one beleaguered family and this was duly delivered on Monday 20th. Superb to see as I handed it to Raja so that he can make a worthwhile, albeit small income from the vehicle.
The rest were nevertheless pleasing to see. I could only manage to get out at first and last light, which did not lend itself to super sharp photos. However: a few here of common residents species found within half a mile of the house I was put up in.
|rose ringed parakeet|
|white breasted waterhen|
|brown headed barbet|
|young red wattled lapwing|
|red wattled lapwing|
|peacock, new bird for this small site|
|yellow billed babbler|
|strangely posing cattle egret coming into breeding plumage|
|suspected oriental garden lizard|
|purple rumped sunbird|
|locals call this black monkey|
|brown pelican in Colombo. Suspect introduced species so not a Sri Lankan tick for me|
There is no vaccine and whilst I am now immune to one of the 5 possible types, it does mean if I contract one of the 4 others, it could possibly be far more serious, so need to be careful on future trips to rain forests etc.