FOGSL launched MigrantWATCH 2016/17 with a lecture on Bird Migration on 29th.Nov followed by a field visit to Thalawathugoda wetlands on Sunday, 30th.Nov.2016.
It was a gloomy morning with a forecast of thundershowers. Ignoring the early morning drizzle, over 50 birders flocked together at the starting point around 6.30. Participants enjoyed the nature inside the newly built Biodiversity Study Park at Thalawathugoda and the birding was carried out until 8.30. A number of Blue-tailed Bee-eaters and Barn Swallows were spotted as migrants along with lot of other water birds. A mysterious bird later identified as a juvenile Rosy Starling puzzled the participants and became the ‘Bird of the event’.