Had a walk through the woods at Tunstall Resevoir and saw 2 woodcock, a redstart ( 2 others heard) a sparrowhawk, a Whooper Swan and plenty of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs about.
The redstarts seem early this year. I then went up to Bollihope area to try and see Ring Ouzels - however there was meeting of the Weardale motorbike club - about 100 bikes going through the area where ring ouzels are normaly seen - no chance today.
However I did see 2 Ouzels in another location close by. Both were singing males one of them giving great views.
A good day weatherwise too