Thailand Day 17, 18 February 2013, Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Ferry

By now I was anxious to get off the Phi Phi islands and back onto the mainland - mainly due to the lack of birds!
The morning was spent firstly on a longtail boat taking us round the coast back to Tonsai where we picked up the ferry to take us onto the mainland at Krabi.
A Greater Racket-tailed Drongo bade us farewell and then the ferry journey yielded Pacific Reef Egret, 2 Great White Egrets, a Black-naped Tern (finally nailed!) and as we began the approch into Krabi a large group of 25+ Lesser Crested Terns and 15+ Common Terns followed us in. The sandbanks at the mouth of the Krabi River had just Curlew and Common Sandpipers plus Cattle Egrets, Chinese Pond Herons and several Pacific Swallows around the harbour. One of these posed nicely for me.

Lesser Crested Tern

Common Tern

Pacific Swallow

A walk along the Krabi River in the swelteringly hot afternoon gave some good views of
Black-headed Kingfisher to add to the trip list but Krabi Mangroves were very disappointing at this time of day so I vowed to return early the following day.   

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