Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1


Safari on Sri Lanka


Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
Thursday 18th of May 2017 and yet again, the alarm went off at 4 thirty. We left Laya hotel behind at 5 o'clock and we made 200km/h to the national park entrance. I was scared in the back of the car. We arrived 5 minutes after 5 and I expected us to go straight in to the park.

But the ticket office didn't open until 05:45 and I was not happy. I could have been in my room sleeping. When my driver/ Guide came back we drove to the gate, overtaking the other jeeps and we stopped and now we had to wait for them to open the gate.

I don't know, I think it is a competition between the drivers here in Yala. First to the water hole, anyway, I will tell my driver that we will start at 5 thirty tomorrow morning. All this and we ended up with a bear and 100 other jeeps and tourist hanging out of the vehicles with their mobile phones. A sight I wish I never had seen.

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
We are inside the park and everyone is in a hurry to find a leopard

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
They follow the bear

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
My new friend the dung beetle

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
We pass a crocodile

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
A tree is full of Indian Darters

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
Mongoose

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
Mongoose

Sri Lankan junglefowl - Gallus lafayettii
Sri Lankan junglefowl

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
A Spotted deer cross our track

Indian Robin , Copsychus fulicatus
Male Indian Robin - Copsychus fulicatus

Indian Robin , Copsychus fulicatus
Male Indian Robin - Copsychus fulicatus

Ceylon paradise flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis, Sri Lanka paradise flycatcher
Ceylon paradise flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis - 18 May 2017 - Yala National Park
Male Ceylon paradise flycatcher coming to take over the egg sitting while the female go look for food

Ceylon paradise flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis, Sri Lanka paradise flycatcher
Ceylon paradise flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis - 18 May 2017 - Yala National Park
Male Ceylon paradise flycatcher sitting on the eggs

Ceylon paradise flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis, Sri Lanka paradise flycatcher
Ceylon paradise flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis - 18 May 2017 - Yala National Park
Male Ceylon paradise flycatcher sitting on the eggs

Ceylon paradise flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis, Sri Lanka paradise flycatcher
Ceylon paradise flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi ceylonensis - 18 May 2017 - Yala National Park
Male Ceylon paradise flycatcher sitting on the eggs

How to see the difference between the male and female? The male have a long tail and a little crest. What a fantastic day this turned out to be. It started very bad with the bear. And then we ran in to the dung beetle and now the Ceylon paradise flycatcher.

We drove around and we ended up close to the beach. We spotted a White-bellied Eagle in one of the trees. We also saw the Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark and the Yellow-wattled lapwing. And I have noticed that the Sri Lankan The Yellow-wattled Lapwing like to stand on top of cow dung.

White-bellied sea eagle, also known as the white-breasted sea eagle, Haliaeetus leucogaster
White-bellied sea eagle, also known as white-breasted sea eagle

White-bellied sea eagle, also known as the white-breasted sea eagle, Haliaeetus leucogaster
White-bellied sea eagle, also known as white-breasted sea eagle

Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark, Eremopterix griseus
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark - Eremopterix griseus

Yellow-wattled lapwing, Vanellus malabaricus
Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1
Lizard enjoying the sun

White-throated Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1 - Elephant
We run in to a hungry elephant

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1 - Elephant
We run in to a hungry elephant

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1 - Elephant
We run in to a hungry elephant

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1 - Elephant
We run in to a hungry elephant

White-throated kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis
White-throated kingfisher

White-throated kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis
White-throated kingfisher

Aladdin's adventure Yala National Park - Block 1 - Sotted deers
Spotted deer



A Chestnut-headed bee-eater have caught an insect. The bird need to kill the insect before feeding it to the babies in the nest.

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
An insect that needs to be killed before bringing it home

The Chestnut-headed bee-eater, as the Green Bee-eater they build their nest under ground with a hole as an entrance. Below we can see a bird coming home with food

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
Chestnut-headed bee-eater with the dead insect outside the house
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
Chestnut-headed bee-eater nest
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
Flying out again to catch more food.
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

Chestnut-headed bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bay-headed bee-eater
Bee-eater and Kingfisher staple food
Yala, Sri Lanka - May 2017

There is a terrible noise in the woods, sometimes so you suffer from pain. That is the bugs the birds are eating. You can hear them but it is not easy to see them. But my Guide/ Driver managed to see one on a tree. I have no idea what the insect is called.


A beautiful morning and time passed really quickly and it was soon time for lunch. Can as well split this page in to two as I can sense that we will blow it out of all proportions. So click HERE to find out everything about our lunch break and the rest of the safari.


Safari on Sri Lanka

       
                  
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