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7 January 2015

Some pictures from Hanoi

Here are a few pictures taken since the middle of November, in Ha Noi and the surroundings of the city.
I've met Sebastien who gave me tips, told me about nice places to go for birdwatching (thanks a lot Sebastien!): the botanical garden, Hoan Kiem lake, the island under Long Bien bridge, and Bai Da Song Hong (Ngo 264).

Even if the weather is often cloudy in winter time, Ha Noi offers good opportunities for birdwatching. I have to admit I didn't expect to see a striated heron and a common kingfisher right in the center of the city. But actually, as soon as ponds provide foods.. it works!

My goal is to improve my skills as a bird watcher (identification clues..), and as a bird photographer. I'm not looking for particularly rare species. That's why those pictures only show quite common birds of the area.

I'll try to carry on for one more week, before going back to France.

Hope you'll enjoy.

Jean-Daniel L'HERIAU

(Photo gear : EOS 7D + 100-400mm Canon)

Chinese Pond Heron

Striated Heron

Cinnamon Bittern

White-breasted Waterhen

Common Kingfisher

Black-capped Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher

Citrine Wagtail

White Wagtail

Paddyfield Pipit

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Taiga Flycatcher

Common Tailorbird

Dusky Warbler

Japanese White-eye

Common Prinia

Siberian Stonechat

White-throated Fantail


  1. Beautiful work, congratulations !

  2. Great photos, thanks! Keep going!

  3. Great shots! Love the colour and posture of the kingfishers, can u please share with me the location of the common kingfisher please. thank you

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