A month or so ago I was looking at the Googlemap and noticed in Hanoi (Gia Lam area) a large area of vegetation with a big pond in the middle. I went and checked it out. It looks rather promising - 3-4 ha completely undisturbed - which is rare here !- and with a nice mix of vegetation.
Yesterday (22th August) I have started checking it in the hope of picking up some early migrants. I was very pleased when I found 1 Dark-sided Flycatcher, 1 Asian paradise-Flycatcher, 1 Phylloscopus non ID, 1 Forest Wagtail and 3-4 Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, among them a stunning male (picture) ; a nice view after the birdless days of the summer !
Where are you all ? Is there's still a birder in Hanoi, my god ?!