After an early start taking a Dawn Chorus walk around Low Barns (dissappointing number of birds but a good turn out of people), I headed up to Bollihope area first to see if there were many Ring Ouzels about before people started turning up. Saw 6 in total 2 female and 4 male -
probably more females sat on nests somewhere.
Searched for a singing male for ages - I could tell he was in tree right above me but couldnt see it until it flew out and landed 30 yards away to feed. I was stood out in the open and unusually this bird did not mind too much.
I also saw a dipper down by the wood at Bollihope, then onto Tunstall Res. to search for Redstart and Pied Flycatchers. I heard 3 Redstarts and saw 2 but could I heck get the scope on them. On the way out I saw 2 Pied Flycatchers - and 1 posed nicely.