Its been a long time coming but finally it feels like spring has arrived in the dale.
Despite the weather the birds still nest and hatch their chicks.
Today I stumbled upon two lapwing chicks. They are tiny and when crouched close to the ground look just like sheep poo! A strange but effective camouflage.
The flowers are more weather dependant and remain dormant until the sunshine warms the ground.
All the ground nesting birds are experts at camouflage and concealment. I was very lucky to spot these snipe eggs, deep in a hidden hollow.