On the way I watched a pair of Dippers nest building on the river, views of the birds mostly obscured by twigs, so no pictures. Then I walked down the valley, and I could hear a Green Woodpecker really close and after 5 minutes searching for it, it flew to a neighbouring tree. I just about got my scope onto it and it flew, not to be seen again - but I could hear it all the time. Further down the river another Green Woodpecker started calling, I could hear them both now. But again I could not see it. They are a frustrating bird, but it makes it all the more rewarding when eventually I get a photo.
There were a number of Grey Wagtails, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest in the valley.
Then up on the moors I wanted to find any Ring Ouzel, but it started snowing quite heavily so I gave up on that idea, but I did find some nice road side Golden Plovers and Red Grouse.
I nice few hours in what I hope is the last of this springs snow.