Spent some time this morning watching this Yellow Wagtail on Down Level. As with all subspecies, types, forms, it is difficult to be absolutely certain as to the genetic make up of individual birds however this individual was very striking in the field with a pale blue grey cast to the head and ear coverts and a white supercilium and chin. It seems to exhibit some flava characteristics, however could just as easily be flavissima or an intergrade - any comments welcome.
Apart from the wagtail pretty much bulk standard really with Teal, Gadwall, Little Egrets, Swallows, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Stockies, etc all on show.
Yesterdays highlight was my first Swift of the year over White Dyke along with a female Peregrine on a kill on Horse-eye. On the wader front things were really abysmal with only a single Greenshank alongside the resident Lapwing and Redshank. A fragment of Lapwing egg shell was seen on Down Level though I am yet to see any young Lapwing.
Finally for anyone visiting there is a herd of Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep at the Hailsham end of Down Level - These are quite striking and easy to pick out as the picture below illustrates!