With better, southerly winds and warmer temperatures migrants are starting to make their way into the country. Stanborough GP has been turning up some good birds recently so time for a trip and making sure I stuck to the public footpath through the working quarry. I was soon checked out by a low flying Red Kite.
There were quite a few commoner farmland birds including Skylark, Linnet, Meadow Pipit and Yellowhammer plus Brown Hares in the fields. However, the target was Yellow Wagtail and at least three were present, but reasonably distant.
The site also yielded Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, White Wagtail and Mandarin, but the highlight for me were the hirundines, starting with Sand Martin.
I also took a bit of video footage.
The Swallows were also using the wires to rest between feeding.
Luckily I managed some flight shots.
And a short Swallow video.
A great few hours!