I tried to post a video (unsuccessfully so far) of a Red Grouse male on Shackleton Knoll from early this afternoon. By the footpath strutting and shouting it's stuff right at our feet. All as if we were threatening it's territory, weird and wonderful. Roamed around us within touching distance until some other walkers came by and we moved on.
Not a lot else - though plenty of small birds (mainly tits, Treecreepers and Goldcrests) in patches in the crags with 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming and Green Woodpecker heard 'yaffling'.
Dipper fly-by at Gibson Mill.
19 Golden Plover and c35 Lapwings all >S