Pretty quiet at Birtley reed beds with just single singing Reed and Sedge Warbler. A couple of Swift were over the treatment works. A smart Sparrowhawk was perched up over the path.
Over to Far Pasture where my first Whitethroat of the year was singing, but keeping to cover. Plenty of butterflies in the sun with Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and the first Orange Tip of the year. Red Kite were constantly low overhead.
Very little at Shibdon, but there were several Orange Tip and a Green-veined White.