A short walk over the fell was more like a spring walk thanks to the sun, which still had a bit of warmth to it, unlike some of the recent autumnal weather we've been having. This was highlighted by a group of 9 late Swallow feeding over Daisy Hill. These birds didn't seem in any hurry and were present all the time I was there. It looks like there were good numbers of Swallows moving through despite the rather late date and it was nice to see so many of these harbingers of Spring so late.
A couple each of both Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell and a single Peacock butterfly were also seen thanks to the weather. In the garden 7 Blackbird were in the one and only Holly bush and were rather well behaved with each other and may well have immigrants, as was a fly-over Siskin.