Photo above shows the sun rising over Krabi mangroves early morning. I went out in to the estuary again this morning to see what Waders were still around or passing through. Whimbrel, Barwit and Common Greenshank numbers were up since my last few previous visits but otherwise all other species of wader were down. A pair of White Bellied Sea Eagle's were part displaying and present throughout my time on site. A few Greater Sandplover's kept me busy as I tried to get some photo's but they constantly ran fast and would only pause to feed briefly before running again and this made it difficult to track them whilst looking through the camera attached to the eye-piece of the scope. Photo's below show one of the Greater Sandplovers and as you can see this is a Thai colour ringed bird.
Photo above shows a different Greater Sandplover present and this bird is un-ringed. Three poor quality photos below show a single Terek Sandpiper that just would not "give up the ghost". I find Terek Sand's so difficult to photograph and they just don't allow me to get close enough to "nail" them and get a good, crisp, sharp, decent photo. Guess I will have to keep trying. I was unable to locate any Nordman's Greenshank today and did spend nearly 5 hours in the estuary so maybe they have started moving north already.
Photo below shows the last remaining area of exposed sand / mud in the estuary and today I did the rising and high tide before taking a flight Krabi - Bangkok where I overnight and then tomorrow night I depart Bangkok and leave for China.
China will be a new country for me and even though I am looking forward to it I can't help but feel some what cautious after recent events in close by Japan and now, especially after "Quake number two" that I may be getting nearer to a possible "risk area" and China has been quiet for some time now and so I suspect it could be due a biggie.