Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chinese Egret, White-faced and Malaysian Plovers

Whiet-faced Plover
Laem Pak Bia
This morning we took the boat out to the sand spit at Laem Pak Bia, within a few minutes of arriving we had seen a male and female White-faced Plover, a Chinese Egret, 20 Malaysian Plover, 3 Pacific Reef Egrets and 25 Sanderling.

Chinese Egret
Laem Pak Bia

Malaysian Plover
Laem Pak Bia
We spent the rest of the morning birding around the abandoned building at Laem Pak Bia, best birds here was a Rose-coloured Starling in scrub around the rubbish tip (a Thai tick for me), 20 White-shouldered Starling, 5 Ruddy Shelduck on the saltpans, along with 29 Painted Storks.

Yesterdays Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Pak Tahle

Late afternoon we returned to Pak Thale, we failed to find any Spoon-billed Sandpiper, we did see a flock of 50 Broad-billed Sandpiper and a Temminck's Stint.

No up dates for a few days as tomorrow off to Keang Krachan National Park for five days.

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