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23 November 2013

Some recent sightings from Ba Be National Park

Spent a couple of days at Ba Be National Park earlier this week with Le Quy Minh, Simon de Albuquerque and Marcel Ashby and looks like we found something new for the Vietnam list …  wait for it …. da, da, da, da, da, ... Great Crested Grebe. Not the most exciting species for European birders maybe but it appears to be a first for Vietnam.

The bird was seen at close quarters happily paddling around the lake on the afternoon of 19th and again on the morning of 20th November. 
White-eared Night-herons (we made it five birds) were observed heading out to feed at dusk on 19th and returning to roost at dawn on 20th.Also a nice little group of nine Mandarin Duck and a pair of Tufted Duck currently in residence on the lake.

A few days earlier a Black Stork was seen flying along the Red River near Lien Hong by Simon and Marcel. 

Cheers all,

Richard Craik

The lonely Grebe (Le Quy Minh)
Deluxe Ducks - the Mandarin family (Le Quy Minh)

1 comment:

  1. To add something more from our trip. We had great view of 3 Red collared woodpeckers at Cuc Phuong. Such a wonderful trip with Simon and Marcel