During a walk over Strait Hey this morning, before the rain set in, a Roe Deer was quietly grazing among the hawthorns.

The birds I saw during the walk included Curlew, Wheatear, Meadow Pipits, Reed Buntings, Lapwing, Linnet and Twite – details are on the Calderdale Birds blog.

Yesterday in Mankinholes I saw my first Speckled Wood of the year.