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30/10/09 : On 28th October a Spot-billed Pelican was seen flying past Ao Nang beach, Krabi. - Andrew Howes.

29/10/10 : 3 Slender-billed Gulls and 5-6 Black-headed Gulls were in the gull flock at Bang Poo on 28th October. - Nick Upton.

A Slender-billed Gull was reported from Bang Poo on 25th October. - Various observers.

A first winter Black-tailed Gull was photographed at Bang Poo on 24th October. - Peter Ericsson.

A female White-faced Plover was seen at the sandspit, Laem Pak Bia, on 23rd October as was a single Chinese Egret. Over 500 Great Knot were present on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia along with 1 Asian Dowitcher, also on 23rd October. On the same date a Spot-billed Pelican and 200+ White-shouldered Starlings were observed at the King's project area.

Highlights of two days at Khao Yai on 21-22nd October included a flock of Long-tailed Broadbills, a pair of Banded Broadbills and a flock of Silver-breasted Broadbills all along the road from Pa Gluai Mai campsite to Haew Suwat waterfall. Orange-breasted Trogon and Red-headed Trogon were both seen at Km 31.

The above sightings from Laem Pak Bia and Khao Yai were made by Nick Upton, Punit Lalbhai and Poorva Lalbhai.

Amongst birds photographed at Doi Lang and posted on forums in October were 2 Eurasian Hobbies, a male Scarlet Finch and an adult Amur Falcon.

20/10/10 : A single Red-throated Pipit, a Thick-billed Warbler and a Dusky Warbler were migrant species seen at Pai, Mae Hong Son, on 15th October. - Nick Upton.

Notable birds at Doi Inthanon between 10-12th October included a single Black-throated Parrotbill at the summit, a female Green Cochoa at Km 34.5, a party of Silver Pheasants at km 34.5, several Slaty-bellied Tesias at Km 37.5, 6 Black-headed Woodpeckers and 1 White-bellied Woodpecker at Km 13. Migrants included 1 juvenile and 2 adult Dark-sided Flycatchers, 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher, 2 Eastern Crowned Warblers and 2 Arctic Warblers between 1500-2000 metres and a Grey-backed Shrike at 2200m.

At Mae Hia, Chiang Mai, a Burmese Shrike was seen and a Small Buttonquail flushed from some roadside vegetation. Along the storm canal from Mae Hia to Chiang Mai 3 Wire-tailed Swallows were seen very close to the busy Suthep Road whilst the observers were sat in a traffic jam.

The above sightings from Doi Inthanon and Mae Hia were made by Nick Upton and Jim & Debra Zalansky.

On 10th October a Stork-billed Kingfisher was an uncommon sighting at an undisclosed temple in Minburi, Bangkok. 20 Oriental Pratincoles and 30 Painted Storks in flight were also of interest. - Peter Ericsson.

A Thick-billed Warbler was seen at Mae Sot reservoir on 19th October.

30 Spot-billed Pelicans were observed in flight over Bangkok on 14th October and an adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen in Suan Rot Fai on 5th October. Throughout early October numerous observations of common migrants such as Yellow-browed Warbler, Arctic Warbler, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Black-naped Oriole and Taiga Flycatcher were made from Suan Rot Fai, Bangkok.

The above observations from Mae Sot and Bangkok were made by Dave Gandy.

05/10/10 : A female Yellow-rumped Flycatcher was found at Suan Rot fai on 3rd October. - Dave Gandy.

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