On transit: the Wattled Jacana.
When suddenly the weather changes, we can also expect the unexpected. A couple of months ago when the water was rising and almost reached the airstrip a small figure was spotted between the tall grass. It was a Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana), locally known as Kepanki.
This slender looking bird was taking a break before departing. The Wattled Jacana is known as a 'water bird', one that forages on floating vegetation (lily leaves) or in shallow water. They are looking for small seeds and insects.
Since the airstrip wasn't flooded and shallow water wasn't spotted nearby, we can only imagine that this fellow was resting a bit before departing.
I managed to take only these pictures because it was constantly on the move and from time to time it flew a bit further away. But I was content with this surprise visit.
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