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17/08/09 : "Approximately 80" Spot-billed Pelicans were seen just off the Petkasem highway near Khao Yoi on 16th August along with 20 Painted Storks. 3 Spot-billed Pelicans and 25 Painted Storks were also present at Pak Thale as were good numbers of returning shorebirds including 200 Eurasian Curlew and 1000 Lesser Sand Plovers. - Gerry Brett.

16/08/09 : 6 Painted Storks present at Bang Poo on 16th August was down from 20 a week previous.

At Suan Rot Fai on 15th two female Yellow-rumped Flycatchers were seen.

The above sightings from Bang Poo & Suan Rot Fai were submitted by Peter Ericsson.

A single Eurasian Thick-knee was present at Phuttamonthon Park on at least the 2nd August and probably beyond.

The Thick-knee was reported by both Peter Ericsson & Stijn De Win/Birding2Asia.

15/08/09 : A total of 16 Painted Storks were seen in the Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale area on 14th August. - Gerry Brett.

09/08/09 : 4 Black-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Rufous Woodpeckers, 6+ Red-breasted Parakeets and 2 Blue-winged Pittas were seen in dry deciduous woodland at Khao Look Chang, Petchaburi on 9th August.

At Wat Khao Takrao, Petchaburi, 4 Spot-billed Pelicans and 12 Painted Storks were seen, also on 9th August. Over 100 Black-tailed Godwits were already present as well as smaller numbers of Lesser Sand Plover and Common Greenshank.

Large numbers of Baya and Streaked Weavers were found nesting at Tung Bang Jak, with smaller numbers of Asian Golden Weavers; 9th August.

The above sightings from Khao Look Chang, Wat Khao Takrao and Tung Bang Jak were made by Nick Upton & David Scott.

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