: 473 Black Kites were counted perched on palm trees in
rice paddies near Khao Yoi on 30th October, an adult male Eastern
Marsh Harrier was also hunting nearby.
Woodpeckers were seen at Khao Look Chang, Petchaburi province on
A single Spoon-billed
Sandpiper was seen on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia on 29th October
but none were seen at Pak Thale. At Pak Thale on the 29th a Grey-tailed
Tattler was present. On the same date a flock of c40 White-shouldered
Starlings were seen at LPB in coastal mangroves. A male Painted
Snipe and a Painted Stork were seen in freshwater marsh at LPB.
from Khao Yoi, Khao Look Chang, Pak Thale and Laem Pak Bia were
made by Nick
: Up 20 Blue-throated Bee-eaters were present at Bang Pra
on 24th and 25th October. Good numbers of migrants present on both
days including an influx of Ashy Minivets, Eastern (Siberian) Stonechats,
Black Drongos, Taiga (Red-throated) Flycatchers, Ashy Drongos, Black-naped
Orioles, Hoopoes and Blue-tailed Bee-eaters. Other migrants at the
same site included 2 Japanese Sparrowhawks on the 24th and 4 on
the 25th, 1 Chinese Sparrowhawk on the 25th, 1 Oriantal Honey-buzzard
on the 24th, 1 Asian Paradise Flycatcher on 24th, 1 Eastern Crowned
Warbler on 24th, 1 Black-winged Cuckooshrike on 25th, 1 Spangled
Drongo on 25th, 1 Pintail Snipe on 24th, 1 Thick-billed Warbler
on 24th and several Oriental Reed Warblers on 25th. Also seen were
a Pied Imperial Pigeon on 24th and two of the released Lesser Adjutants
on 25th. Large numbers of Oriental Pratincoles were still present
on a nearby field.
Over 100 Brown-headed
Gulls were present at Bang Poo on 24th and over 400 on the 25th.
A subadult Heuglin's Gull (1st summer-2nd winter) was present on
both days and a 1st winter Black-tailed Gull was seen on 24th. 5
Great Knot and a Painted Stork were also seen on 25th.
On 25th October
4 Grey-headed Lapwings were seen with one the preceeding day at
Muang Boran Fishponds. On 25th numbers of wintering Pheasant-tailed
Jacanas had begun to increase with over 40. A large flock of Oriental
Pratincoles had increased to around 300 birds on the 25th from about
100 on the 24th. A Manchurian Reed Warbler was heard and seen well
on 24th and the first Black-browed Reed Warbler heard on the same
day; Oriental Reed Warblers abundant on both days.
above sightings from Bang Pra, Bang Poo & Muang Boran Fishponds
were made by Nick
Over 1000 Black
Bazas passed over Pencil Hill, Prachuab Kiri Khan on 24th October.
2 Wreathed Hornbills were also seen. Other migrants included Grey-faced
Buzzards, Chinese and Japanese Sparrowhawks, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters,
Dollarbirds and 3 Asian House Martins.
On 23rd October
21 Painted Storks and a female Mugimaki Flycatcher were seen near
Khao Yoi, Petchaburi.
above sightings from Pencil Hill and Khao Yoi were made by Gerry
A Greater Spotted
Eagle was seen on several days up to 14th October at disued shrimp
ponds near Prachuab Kiri Khan. - Mike Rose.
18 Green Peafowl
were seen at the disused 9-hole course at Milford Golf Course near
Hua Hin. This population is known to originate from released birds.
- Bill Wood.
: Migrants at Phuttamonton on 21st included an Eastern
Crowned Warbler, a Black-winged Cuckooshrike, an Asian Paradise
Flycatcher, numerous Taiga (Red-throated) Flycatchers and a flock
of over 50 Black-naped Orioles. - Nick
A Forest Wagtail
and a few Yellow-browed Warblers were present at Suan Rot Fai on
the 18th October. - Dave
More than 200
Glossy Ibises were observed coming in to roost at Bueng Boraphet
on the 17th October along with 60 Black-headed Ibises. 9 Spot-billed
Pelicans and 7 Oriental Darters were seen at Bueng Boraphet on the
12th October. - Gerry Brett.
: Several hundred Blue-tailed Bee-eaters were seen around
Ayutthaya Historical park on 15th October.
Two male Siamese
Fireback Pheasants were seen at close range at Sakaerat Biosphere
Reserve at 7am, 13th October. 4 Blue-throated Bee-eaters were seen
in dry dipterocarp forest at the same site.
Wren Babblers were easily found at Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi, Saraburi
on 11th October. Migrants at the temple included 1 Eastern Crowned
Warbler and a Crow-billed Drongo.
from Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi, Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve and Ayutthaya
were made by Nick
Upton and Srasri Phiromyothee.
: A group of 8 Blue-throated Bee-eaters were seen after
heavy rain at Haew Narok waterfall, Khao Yai on the 7th October
as was a Black Kite. Also on 7th 2 Dark-sided Flycatchers were in
the company of a 6-7 Eastern-crowned Warblers and an Asian Brown
Flycatcher on the Prachinburi road, Khao Yai. On 6th, 3 Blue-throated
Bee-eaters were close to Pa Gluai Mai campsite, Khao Yai and a Black
Kite was seen directly over the campsite.
Terns were in the company of large numbers of Whiskered Terns at
Muang Boran Fishponds on 5th October with as many as 50 Blue-tailed
Bee-eaters passing overhead and a migrating Japanese Sparrowhawk.
Other migrants present were 2 Black-capped Kingfishers, 2 Asian
Brown Flycatchers, many Brown Shrikes, 4 Eastern Stonechats, large
numbers of Oriental Reed Warbler and Chinese Pond Herons.
above observations from Khao Yai and Muang Boran Fishponds were
made by Nick
A Greater Spotted
Eagle was seen and photographed on shrimp ponds south of Prachuap
Kiri Khan on 6th October. - Mike
4 Taiga Flycatchers,
an Eastern Crowned Warbler, a Dusky Warbler, an Asian Brown Flycatcher,
a female-type Yellow-rumped Flycatcher and a Black-Capped Kingfisher
were migrants all seen in Suan Rot Fai on the 5th October - Dave
Pelicans were seen in flight at Khao Yoi on 4th October. A Crow-billed
Drongo and a Pink-necked Pigeon were also in the area. - Gerry
In the Gulf
of Thailand, the participants of a boat trip from Bang Tabun, organised
by the BCST on 13th September recorded 36 Great Cormorants, 83 Great
Crested Terns, c. 700 Common Terns, c 150 Whiskered Terns, 5 Bridled
Terns and 20 White-winged Terns. - per Gerry Brett.