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A random jotting of thoughts and occurences in my birding travails. Probably mostly rubbish but i may even include the odd interesting point. Its unlikely to be about larid ID...
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Isabelline & North Cave

Posted Tuesday 2nd October 2007 at 20:14 by Hotspur
Had a good look at the Isabelline Shrike yesterday in glorious sun at Buckton mid-afternoon. The bird showed beautifully, energetically catching flies and bees whilst i was there. It was a very concolorous bird with a Buff back and pale underside. It also had a very distinct mask compared to pictures of other juvs i have seen. Phoenocuroides?

Dropped in at North Cave this morning. Only waders were 3 ruff but i still tried to string the small one as a Pec Sand. Good numbers of Pochard building up plus a few Wigeon and millions of Little Grebes whinying away.
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Hello there.

In this image

http://www.surfbirds.com/media/galle...1002121633.jpg

The brownish-grey upperparts, the rufous crown is clearly shown and together with whitish underparts including flanks and area under the eye is clearly indicative of phoenicuroides. Also a nice view of the emarginated p 3-5 as opposed to Red-backed who has only 3-4 p emarginated.

http://www.surfbirds.com/media/galle...1001033501.JPG

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....belline+shrike

JanJ
Posted Wednesday 3rd October 2007 at 21:13 by JANJ JANJ is offline
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Cheers Jan- very informative (as usual!!). That emargination is very obvious. Was talking to a few birders on site to get consensus feel and we all seemed swayed by the features you mention.
Posted Saturday 6th October 2007 at 19:10 by Hotspur Hotspur is offline
Updated Saturday 6th October 2007 at 19:13 by Hotspur
 
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