A walk from Fairlight this early morning added little to our knowledge of spring migration, with no visible migration or grounded migrants seen. Of course, what is bad for the birdwatcher is good for the birds, who can proceed on their journeys without being inconvenienced by bad weather.
One of the most conspicuous insects at the moment is the day flying Speckled Yellow moth, which is quite numerous at the bottom of Warren Glen. I also saw the tiny, pale Gorse Pod Moth fluttering around the gorse for the first time this year.
At the bottom of Ecclesbourne Glen, some or all of 4 Ravens on the cliff edge were presumably recently fledged young. Nearby a Lesser Black backed Gull was collecting nest material and flew towards the old town- one to look out for on the rooftops.