Chiffchaffs, willow warblers, blackcaps, grasshopper warblers
, sedge warblers and whitethroats are now gobbling up Teesside's insects in some abundance.
A few years later, grasshopper warblers
could be heard producing their ventriloquist's deceiving trilling.
have arrived in numbers, their unending call likened to a fishing reel.
"It's been a long time coming, and despite having seen various vulnerable species such as water voles, grasshopper warblers
and otters thrive in the area due to our work, discovering that bitterns nested in Wales for the first time in 32 years on our reserve really was the icing on the cake."
Bardsey Island Bird Observatory (now on Twitter @bardseyobs) had several 'falls' of warblers last week, including 200 willow warblers on Saturday and 18 grasshopper warblers
Willow warblers, grasshopper warblers
, blackcaps, whitethroats....
"Then in spring, the open areas come alive with skylarks, meadow pipits, grasshopper warblers
, cuckoo, curlew and snipe.
are dark brown, spotted with black on their backs and wings and have black streaks on their breasts and under their long, pointed tails.
RSPB Conwy's male Mandarin Duck also drew in birdwatchers, while two Little Ringed Plovers are at RSPB Cors Ddyga, where two Bitterns have been booming and several Grasshopper Warblers
have reeled their high-pitched song.
Our blackcaps have been joined by a host of other warblers, such as whitethroats, sedge warblers, grasshopper warblers
and willow warblers, all of which have already been spotted around Teesside.
An orchestra of willow and grasshopper warblers
, blackcaps, reed and garden warblers, chiffchaffs, sedge warblers and whitethroats compete for their fair share of audio coverage among all the other bird life.
The first grasshopper warblers
have been seen on north Anglesey and Bardsey, but the other wetland migrants are slow to arrive, with only the Bardsey bird observatory reporting sedge warblers.