Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Chiff but no chaff

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)

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