Wednesday, 2 May 2012

April has been a great month for spotting the first young birds. Have been watching several dipper nests on the Esk and the Tarras, watching them take their first flights and steps has been amazing. The cold northerly winds has slowed progress on the moor, many smaller birds have moved to lower ground. Lapwing, Curlew, Golden Plover, Black Grouse and Red Grouse have been seen and heard displaying. A single male Hen Harrier has been displaying on the hill, but as yet he has no mate..

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