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30 September 2014

Passage migrant Drongo-Cuckoo - Hanoi

Hi everyone, 

Spent a good saturday morning on 26th September at the Botanical Gardens, saw some Bianchi's Warblers, a mixed-species foraging flock of Asian-Brown Flycatcher, "Blyth's" Leaf Warblers, Tailorbirds and Sulphur-breasted Warbler. A nice surprise was a Drongo-Cuckoo, it appeared right in front of me, just 4-5m away. It is listed in Robson as passage migrant in East Tonkin. A great patch tick I think!

In the afternoon I had a quick stroll at Bai Da along the Red River. Saw lods of Black Drongos there, but because of floods I can not access to the small wooded patch... After that I  head back to Thanh Tri and have some shots of Taiga and Asian-brown Flycatchers.
I also added some photos of Grey-headed Lapwings that I took at Vinh Tuy bridge two weeks ago. More recently (24th Sept. at ca 3pm) I flushed 2 Black Storks there, foraging at the flooded banks of the Red River.

Le Viet Tuan Hoang

Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo

Ceicercus Warbler cf Bianchi's

Sulphur-breasted Warbler 

Taiga Flycatcher

Grey-headed Lapwings


  1. Was just there yesterday. No more flooding!

  2. @Catlin: Did you come there from Long Bien Bridge? :) Or just another way?