Monday morning was spent walking then banks of the River Wansbeck near Low Angerton. There were very few birds in song. My first summer migrant appeared - a chiffchaff taking a drink in the river!. From memory this is the first time that I have found a chiffchaff at the beginning of the seaon without hearing its song. Other species of interest included 2 teal, 5 tree sparrows and a freshwater white-clawed crayfish.
The afternoon was spent around Netherwitton. Highlights included a green sandpiper and a displaying buzzard (very quiet)