Some nice winter visitors seen recently in fallow fields along the Red River, HANOI:
Little Bunting, photographed on a very rare sunny winter day!
Not an uncommon wintor visitor in the Hanoi area (cultivation, fallow fields, scrubs).
Generally in small flocks, but 100-200 individuals seen few days ago.
Amongst a flock of Little Buntings I spotted briefly an another Bunting, larger, with a warm pale brown overall color pattern and no obvious streaking. I failed to clinch the ID but fortunately, I managed to get some distant shots before it disappeared.
A scarce vagrant in Vietnam with just a handful of sightings (1st record in 2006, at Hanoi also).
1st winter Pied Harrier - I saw it catch a large grasshopper.
Black Drongo enjoying its Deluxe perch ! Perfect for winter.