After last Saturday things started to pick up with a good few migrants at Quendale.
On arrival the first birds I came across were 3 Yellow Browed Warbler in the bushes near the bridge. However these were very mobile birds, chasing and calling to each other and with the dense vegetation made viewing them difficult.
Occasionally one would fly off into the bushes beside the mill. Here a Willow warbler and Blackcap joined the numerous Starling and Sparrow.
The Common Crane flew overhead, this has now been around since early spring and provides regular views normally around Hillwell.
It was though the train had finally arrived with these migrants, all of a sudden a Kestrel came over and hovered above the burn, Swallow (14) House Martin (3) Grey Wagtail showed along with Pied Wagtail (4) and two flocks of Twite totaling 25 birds.
Back home and the field was still attracting a good number of birds with over Starling (300), Common Gull (23) , Meadow Pipit (8) , Rock pipit (4), Rock Dove (12), Herring Gull (8) Hoddie (4) & Blackbird (5) .
Elsewhere a Golden Oriole , around 30 Yellow Browed but also a trio of Mega birds
a Black Billed Cuckoo, Siberian Warbler and a Yellow Breasted Bunting. Things are really picking up