A first visit of the year to the Goyt Valley on the Cheshire Derbyshire border was long awaited. As is my way, I was there early, to hear the chorus of bird song and hopefully catch wildlife in it's pre-human disturbed state.
Thankfully it was dry and bright, which made a change from what has seemed like an eternity of weekends of wet and grey weather. There were lots of birds to listen to. Great Spotted Woodpeckers were pairing up, as were Nuthatch and it seemed like there were hundreds of Coal Tits. Down on the river Goyt, the water level was well up but I managed to find a Dipper up stream.
I've not cropped or zoomed in on any of these pictures, just to give a sense of how I saw it. Binoculars are always around my neck, but this was easy to pick out on the rocks.