A glorious day but evidence of the recent hard weather was still visible on the distant Pennines looming above Pen Hill.
And by the railway crossing I had my first Whitethroat of the year (it is one honestly!)
The muck heaps are no more but the fields here turned up another couple of Wheatear, two Yellow Wagtails and a handful of Skylarks. One of the latter unusually stayed still long enough to be briefly photographed…
As I crossed back over the railway I saw two Rabbits chasing a Stoat along the line. It ran almost to my feet before veering off into the brambles.