When: January 2017 Weather: Cool : 18C
Nikon P900 and Leica M240 35 Summilux
Our last morning in Dalat, we headed off to the last of our potential birding locations; Tuyen Lam lake, about 30min from our hotel, the Ana Mandara. As noted by previous birders, local knowledge of the trails is essential and whilst our guide who was no longer with us on this last day had indicated where to go, the birding was still somewhat disappointing….the lake itself was attractive enough though…
So this last day was relatively thin in numbers of species but at least I got to see and shoot the Vietnamese Greenfinch which together with the Collared laughing thrush from Day 1 in Cong Troi meant I got two endemics. I also spotted but was unable to shoot a barred buttonquail and a mountain hawk eagle….
Not a bad place but you gotta know where to go….