Let's start with Hawsen Burn, Harthope...............
Minotaur beetle Typhaeus typhoeus - a dung beetle of heaths, moorlands and mountains, especially in the north and west of the British Isles. Here seen enjoying Sheep dung.
Wheatears were singing. Buzzard, Kestrel & Sparrowhawk overhead.
Today I went to Beacon Hill. The approach road gave me my first Whitethroat and Cuckoo for the year. In the wood......
No Pied Flycatcher or Wood Warbler yet and no sight or sound of Mr Whippy.