I haven’t been birding for a few weeks due to work and family commitments, so it was nice to go last Saturday to Tay Thien, Tam Dao, in Vinh Phuc province (70km from Hanoi).
On the way to the Silver Waterfall, I saw some mix flocks with warblers, Schaeffer’s Fulvettas...
But my main target here were Water-Redstarts and I picked up 2 birds : a stunning White-capped WR and a female Plumbeous WR.
Other interesting birds include a couple of Grey Wagtails, a smart Slaty-backed Forktail, 2 Rufous-gorgeted Flycatchers - 1 female and 1 male at good range, nice and clean light and background.
On the way back, I saw more birds moving and calling around but not enough time to photograph them.
Tay Thien, a really nice place for sight-seeing, trekking and birding!
Sure I will be back soon :)
Le Viet Tuan Hoang
White-capped Water Redstart
Schaeffer's Fulvetta is a recent split from Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, and is a typical component species of bird-waves at Tam Dao
Plumbeous Water Redstart, female