Phil Round posted this message on the BCST Facebook page last night:
Tii reported a Spoon-billed Sandpiper with a probably engraved white
flag at Samut Maneerat Saltpans, Samut Sakhon this morning. This is
almost certainly one of 20 or so SBS that were head-started chicks from
Chuchotka this year. If so, it is the first that has been seen anywhere
along the flyway. It is crucial that we identify this individual, which
mean that somebody needs to read and report the number. Ideally, a
digital photo would be best, so photographers are encouraged to get in
touch with Mr Tii and arrange to see the bird.
Also posted was this message:
Currently there are 7 known [SBS] in Thailand: 3 at Pak Thale, one at Khok
Kham (found by Daeng and Tii respectively); a single at Khlong Tamru,
Chonburi, found by Somchai and DNP Team; and single individuals at both
Samut Maneerat and Wat Bang Khut (both of which were found by Tii this
morning). If any observer can check further sites and locate some more,
we'd like to hear.