24 July 2009
Water Lilies Galore
This picture and a few more here were captured at Anawilundawa (Annaiwilundawa) bird sanctuary. The water surface is completely covered with water lilies and other plants.
I would like to reiterate exact comments made by Gallicissa in one of my earlier posts regarding this area for the interest of all the readers. Thanks Amila for sharing these important facts.
‘This (Annaiwilundawa) is excellent for birding especially during Nov-April when migrants supplement resident birds. It was designated as RAMSAR wetland due to its avi-faunal richness. It is one of the three RAMSAR wetlands in Sri Lanka. The other RAMSAR wetlands are Bundala and Madhu Ganga Sanctuary.
The area is good for butterfly and dragonfly enthusiasts and there are enough interesting things for a keen naturalist to spend a whole day here.’
I would love to go there when the water lilies are in full bloom.