In the afternoon we wandered around the Friuli Venezia Giulia region quite a lot and amassed a good list of species. The more notable after the Great Spotted Cuckoo was a pair of STONE CURLEWS showing brilliantly in complete daylight (even calling at times). New birds for the season included Red-footed Falcon (3), Turtle Dove (+6), Western Bonelli's Warbler (2), Common Quail (2 singing) and Red-backed Shrike (1 male).
There was a good migration movement around with tons of Whinchats (+50), good numbers of Wheatears, Common Whitethroats, Willow Warblers and Common Redstarts. Other birds of note also included Corn Bunting (very common everywhere), Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Hobby (1), Montagu's Harrier (1 male), Black Kite (2), Griffon Vulture (+10), Marsh Harrier (2 on migration), Crag Martin (colony), Hoopoe (2), Carrion Crow (1), Cuckoo (singing), Grey Partridge (3), Great Reed Warbler (2 on migration), Crested Lark and Woodlark.
Local patch: yesterday morning also the first singing Golden Oriole from the house.