Griffon VultureAlthough it's still hot, and maybe cruelly hot for northern Europeans, there is a lot more happening in August than July. Young birds are starting to disperse and migrants are moving south.
A large range of warblers pass through: Bonelli's, Garden, Subalpine, and Melodious, along with Whitethroat and Woodlark. Resident Zitting Cisticola are common and now numbers can increase with migrants. Cetti's are resident and easy to locate by their explosive song.
The rice paddies can hold fluctuating numbers of waders as many are here one day and gone the next. Resident Black-winged Stilt are joined by birds on the move; Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper and Temminck's Stint join breeding Little Ringed Plover.
Montagu's Harrier and most Black Kite have left by the end of the month. There is a chance of an early Osprey, with more to come next month.