Lots of birds about in the clear-fell, forestry and moorland and included 4 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff all singing. As well as 1 pair of Crossbill and 2 pairs of Siskin.
9 species of hoverfly with best being Parasyrphus malinellus [new for me] and first of year Sericomyia silentis a real behemoth of the hoverfly world.
Green-veined White butterflies were much in evidence as this moorland is one of its stronghold and is plastered with its food-plant - Cuckoo Flower, although I photographed one unusually on Dandelion.
Other insects included Green Tiger Beetle, White-tailed Bumblebee and Buff-tailed Bumblebee.
First blooms of the year were - Common Milkwort, Bilberry, Ground Ivy, Larch, Horse Chestnut, Alder, Sycamore, Hazel, Norway Spruce, Wood Forget-me-not and Columbine (which was probably an escape as it was almost white).