I feel the moderator looming urging us to stay on topic, but I would like to say a little more about the Easter bunny. I think it's important in a thread on anglo-saxon paganism to identify things that are not strictly pagan, especially things that had been previously erroneously identified as pagan.
A quick scan of the putative origins of the easter bunny all claim that they descended from ancient pagan fertility rites; however, the only real link that can be found is to Aphrodite and to the allegorical figure Luxuria.
It would seem that the early mythographers went through great pains to connect rabbits to germanic ideas of fertility, but the evidence just isn't there.
It would also appear that the easter bunny doesn't crop up until the 1500s, so it could easily actually have developed well after rabbits had been established. However, the easter bunny was brought to America by the germans as ostarhase.
However, I find this to be very compelling.
I concur hence my point about Hares being associated with easter symbology and something to do with hares shareing the landscape with a ground laying bird.
As hares would prefer pasture or wild meadow possibly lowland heath habitats they may well have been going through March Madness at the same time and in the same areas as the native (now extinct but being reintroduced) Great Bustard would have been going through their lekking. Great bustard are magnificent birds they look a bit like a metre tall turkey. As great bustards make their nests in small depressions out in the open they may well have competed for optimal nesting sites with hares...
If bustards lay their eggs in early spring, we have a possible very credible origin of the whole easter package. Send the kids out on a bustard egg hunt - the littlest ones who can't do any of the heavy farm work. This is a bit of protein and fat to supplement the family's diet of mostly grain. In the fields they find little depressions with bustard eggs. In some depressions they come across leverets, (which they also presumably take home for dinner). There you get the connection between Easter, hares and eggs, possibly the idea that hares lay eggs, and even the easter egg hunt for kids.
So, a perfectly secular (as secular as possible in a worldview shot through with the supernatural) explanation as to the connection between rabbits eggs and easter.
Oh, and hares, like rabbits kind of chew the cud, but instead of regurgitating partially digested cellulose up from one of four stomachs, they poop it out and eat it.