This morning started bright and warm and we ventured in to the Mangroves briefly where an American Couple from Florida (photo below) had a Mangrove Pitta staked out high in the tree before the bird flew down in to the undergrowth and showed some what better and so 2 days running Mangrove Pitta has showed well at this location. Top photo shows a pair of bins found in the mud, optically they are in "Mint" condition and retail at £299 I am selling them for £100 or they go on Ebay..
After leaving the mangroves it was back to work on the mud-flats prior to the rising tide and at first I couldn't locate any Nordmans Greenshanks but after trying another area of Mudflats I was pleased to find a group of 5 birds feeding alongside 3 Common Greenshanks. These birds were a little distant than the previous sighting but still good to see 5 together. Photo above shows 2 Nordmans together and photo below shows the same 2 Nordmans with a Common Greenshank dropping in to feed.
Terek Sandpipers (2 photos below) were more obliging for photo's this morning but still not enough to "clinch the deal or nail that real good close , crisp shot"after this the tide had covered the entire area and I headed back. Packed my bags, grabbed some food and then took the bus to Surat Thani which was delayed by an hour then the over night train to Bangkok which was delayed by 5 hours! and total journey took 14 hours and now I am waiting to board my next flight (3rd of the trip) from Bangkok to Sydney and then another flight on to Brisbane, Australia for the 2nd leg of this trip. Feeling rather exhausted at present and have a 10 hour flight ahead of me.