Greylag c.30 Scotney
Water Rail h several Filsham
Sociable Plover 1 juv. Pett Level. Excellent views. Dark crown encircled by pale
supercilium which met at rear. Streaking on breast and scaled upperparts. White
belly. Black of primaries noticeable at rest with tertials appearing quite
bleached. In flight white secondaries and black primaries and black tail band
across white tail very eye-catching.
Wheatear 2 Dungeness
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Dusky Warbler 1 Dungeness moat. Very poor glimpses as exceptionally skulking
in brambles. Brownish appearance in flight with hard ‘teck’ call heard several
Bearded Tit h several at Filsham with 1
glimpsed in flight along a channel.
Red-backed Shrike 1 juv. Filsham. Quite distinct dark mask. Tali rufous being quite
orange on uppertail coverts. Scaly flanks. Brown upperparts though too distant
to discern much scaling. Appeared to show white outer tail feathers.
Isabelline Shrike 1 juv. Dungeness. Very pallid appearance with rufous tail. A
pronounced dark mask and lores. Largely grey bill with blacker tip. Crown
noticeably rufous and scaled. Greyer on nape and mantle. Quite distinct scaling
on underparts not just restricted to the flanks. Almost showed a dark throat at
some angles. Coverts edged grey. Secondaries fringed grey. Quite short-winged.
Lacked any pale at base of the primaries. Rump and tail orange. Superb.
Upper Cuckmere 16/8/17
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