Lifting mist through wet cracks of gritstone. Fingers of shadow fighting the coming light.
Swaledale sheep feeding in soft rush bog, disturbing a lone dark green fritillary resting on bracken.
Meadow Pipit alights nearby with caterpillar firmly clenched in bill. Further proof of breeding success.
Large 'cabbage' white flittering over buttresses and down to the valley floor. Solo white speck against the muted patchwork.
'Mewing' call of Common Buzzard high on the wing. Unseen through low cloud but unmistakably there.
Ring Ouzel 'trru-trru-trru-trru', sharply called from worn bare slab. The enigmatic 'upland blackbird', still hanging on...