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29 March 2011

Peregrine Falcon in the botanical gardens - Hanoi


Quite a few birds in the botanical gardens today, including a perched Peregrine Falcon - a large pale individual, the size of this bird suggests that it is not one that spent the first half of the winter near to Truc Bach lake.

Quite a few migrants are passing through now:
Chinese/Hill Blue Flycatcher 1 male
Taiga Flycatcher 3
Brown Flycatcher 2
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher 2
Radde's Warbler 1
Pallas's Warbler 1
Yellow-browed Warbler 4+
Unidentified Phylossc 5+

A few winter visitors remained - 1 Chinese Blackbird and a smattering of Olive-backed Pipits, and spring was in the air of the Plaintive Cuckoos at least. There was also a White-rumped Shama in fine plumage in the rattan clump by the toilets. I guess this is an escape. Shamas seem to like this spot, I saw a much scruffier individual in exactly the same place last autumn.


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