South dam car park the same cuckoo calling which i heard from the tower car park? also greylag with 15 goslings.
Pow hill cp had a singing spotted flycatcher which showed well, it was also fly catching, shame it started to rain when i got the camera out :( a walk around the cp produced another cuckoo, lesser redpoll, siskins, red grouse, goldcrest, curlew, collard dove, mistle thrush, whitethroat and a red squirrel.
Derwent hide an osprey (no rings on) showed well perched in a tree before flying east towards the dam,2 common sandpipers, 2 drake wigeon, house martin, 10+ sand martin, oystercatcher, 2 great crested grebes and a kestrel with it catch. Nice to have a natter with John (howdon blogger) and his good wife, hope you found somewhere for a nice steak ;)
Blanchland moor a female black grouse showed briefly, breeding waders on show were redshank, curlew, lapwing and oystercatcher, yet another cuckoo in this area, must be 10+ cuckoos in the area around the reservoir.
Slaley forest common buzzard drifted over and another tree pipit.