Bird watching in Nusa Dua, Bali

When:  December 2014.    Weather:  Hot, 26-28C

Lumix FZ200 and Leica M240/21mm Super Elmar

 

In the fancy Nusa Dua area of Bali to check out venues for a conference, a search on the internet showed that there was an area of potentially interesting birding just a 15 min walk away from the Nusa Dua Hotel & Convention Centre. I walked there as my car didn’t show up and it was an easy walk.. Head to Jalan Pratama Raya (not Jalan Pratama) and the entrance to the Water Treatment Plant (Or Lagun) is near the roundabout which is at the entrance to the Nusa Dua area.   Along the way you see lots of interesting statues and flora…

 

Statues and flowers abound in Bali

Statues and flowers abound in Bali

 

board walk

board walk

 

flame of the forest

flame of the forest

 

Greater and Lesser egrets were everywhere

Greater and Lesser egrets were everywhere

 

Black crowned night heron...a lifer

Black crowned night heron…a lifer

 

another view

another view

 

 

 

 

 

juvenile black crowned night heron

juvenile black crowned night heron

 

Javan Pond Heron and Egret

Javan Pond Hero in breeding plumage n and Egret

 

Breeding plumage Jvan pond heron

Breeding plumage Jvan pond heron

Javan pond heron : non breeding plumage

Javan pond heron : non breeding plumage

 

magnificent pair of grey herons

magnificent pair of grey herons

 

There was even one on the track

There was even one on the track

 

the terns were very active...

the terns were very active…

 

they were busy picking stuff out of the water

they were busy picking stuff out of the water

little pied cormorant landing in the water..another lifer

little pied cormorant landing in the water..another lifer

 

cruising

cruising

 

and cruising

and cruising

 

then the dive to catch fish

then the dive to catch fish

 

drying themselves after the dive

drying themselves after the dive

 

fisherman

fisherman

 

hide

hide

 

white throated kingfisher

white throated kingfisher

pied fantail

pied fantail

 

sandpiper

sandpiper

 

Overall, it was worth the visit as it took very little effort to get to the WTP.  Being well laid out and pretty helped although the knowledge that the WTP is a euphemism for Sewage Treatment Plant is sobering…apart from the faintest whiff though, it was fine….higly recommended.

We had the chance to visit Uluwatu for tea…

Entrance to Bulgari Resort in Uluwatu

Entrance to Bulgari Resort in Uluwatu

 

Wedding ceremony at the hotel....romantic or what??

Wedding ceremony at the hotel….romantic or what??

 

aftermath of the wedding

aftermath of the wedding

 

view of the coastline from the Bulgari Resort

view of the coastline from the Bulgari Resort

 

sunset in Uluwatu

sunset in Uluwatu

 

 

 

 

 

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