A stroll at the sand bank and the wooded area near the Thang Luong bridge this morning did not brought a great number of birds but some interesting species. On the sandbank a resting Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), no other birds. The beach was occupied with some 50 cars from the 4x drive club so we decided to visit the open wooded area and the banana plantation nearby. Here we flushed an Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) in the banana-tree plantation. In the open wooded area a group Olive-backed Pipits (Anthus hodgsoni), two Taiga Flycatchers (Ficedula albicilla), and a male and female Daurian Redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus), o.a. were identified.
Jan de Groot and Brieke Steenhof