Yesterday, however, is the main reason for this post as to put it simply it was pure wader delight. On my previous visit to Thailand in 2002, I'd been fortunate to visit Khok Kham where I saw a single Spoon-billed Sandpiper but since then they've been found further down the coast at Pak Thale/Laem Pak Bia usually in greater numbers, a site where Nordmann's Greenshanks overwinter too - a species I'd not seen and a real target of this (non-birding!) visit to Thailand.
|Spoon-billed Sandpiper Pak Thale 24th Dec 2012|
|Nordmann's Greenshank Laem Pak Bia 24th Dec 2012|
|male Malaysian Plover Laem Pak Bia 24th Dec 2012|
|Great Knot flock Pak Thale 24th Dec 2012|
|Red-necked Stints Pak Thale 24th Dec 2012|
|Perhaps I should write the answer on a postcard and send it to the BBRC?|