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    First hummingbird hawk moth of the year and certainly my best ever viewing as it fed feet away from us for minutes on end.
    Ring-a-ring-o-roses, a pocket full of posies, a-tishoo! a-tishoo! we all fall down.

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    A stoat as I came down Cunswick Scar - well the tail anyway 😁

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    Brilliant spot. Found a slow worm today. Good year for ‘em. Common lizard on Cartmel Fell earlier in the week n all. Quick as owt

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    Nearly trod on a mountain hare coming off Bleaklow today. Still had a very small amount of white winter coat. They can move...!

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    Slow worms, lizards and hares! Awesome 😎

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    Been running round the local moors a lot above Wharfedale - Ilkley Otley way and am surprised at the lack of Grouse this year. My friends are saying the same, I only saw 1 this morning in 2.5 hrs out. Whats it like in the Peak and other areas? Is it to do with the very wet start to spring followed by a drought?

    Did hear a cuckoo and saw a deer and a partridge - french.

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    I saw a handful of what i think were female grouse on Bleaklow, and the vast moorlands east of there...

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    Barn owl, for the second time in a few days, as I was driving home from a run this evening. Slowly flying across the road in front of me. Fantastic sight and really put me in a good mood. (I slowed down almost to a stop to watch it fly across the field, so it's a good job there wasn't a car behind me otherwise I might now be in rather a bad mood.)

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    Two stoats playing in the road. I don't normally see these, so two was a treat. One disappeared into a dry stone wall pretty quickly, the other frolicked about a bit before running back the other way. They didn't seem overly bothered by me watching them.
    No longer "resting"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPo View Post
    Been running round the local moors a lot above Wharfedale - Ilkley Otley way and am surprised at the lack of Grouse this year. My friends are saying the same, I only saw 1 this morning in 2.5 hrs out. Whats it like in the Peak and other areas? Is it to do with the very wet start to spring followed by a drought?

    Did hear a cuckoo and saw a deer and a partridge - french.
    Interesting observation about the Red Grouse. We've been avoiding the honey-pot areas of Kinder recently, spending more time on Bleaklow or the northern edge of Kinder. There are definitely Red Grouse around, but possibly fewer than usual. However the Curlew appear to have had a great time - there are thousands everywhere! Also, plenty of Golden Plover, especially on Bleaklow.

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