Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ceylon Whistlng Thrush building a nest in an artificial habitat, First record.

An interesting sighting of a bird behaviour, made by me recently, has been published on 'Ceylon Today' newspaper. A pair of Ceylon Whistling - thrush/ Arrenga had built a nest in a man made habitat in Horton Plains national park on March, 2016. The site was an abandoned building inside the park and the nest had been built in it. The species is an endemic, endangered, illusive and very shy bird that is heard more than seen. It is very strange that a nest being built on such an artificial habitat. Finding a nest even in it's usual natural nesting habitat is occasional, having only few records.

Article published on 'Ceylon Today' newspaper

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

You are not alone .....

A Spinner Dolphin surfacing with her cub and a school of others on rough sea. I though of doing a paintings that shows the the strength of the fierce ocean. But the tiny cub is being braved and guided to survive.
Acrylic on canvas.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

something different

I did a human portrait after a long time on request of a old school friend. I stopped painting it at a stage that I preferred as being completed. But based on comments, I came out with this final stage, which looks nice too. This painting is quite a quick work. Hope you enjoy !

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Enjoying a rest after two close consecutive long- haul birding tours...Just completed Limosa bird tour with several interesting bird sightings and loads of birds ... :)