24th October 2018
A truly stunning video titled ‘Moorland Birds’, recently launched, captures the beautiful landscape and varied wildlife thriving on the moorlands of North Yorkshire. Some of the ground nesting birds featuring in this short compilation include red grouse, curlew, lapwing, oystercatcher and golden plover.
The distinctive heather habitat seen in this clip is a result of careful conservation carried out by gamekeepers managing the moorland for grouse shooting, which also provides favourable habitats for an array of wildlife to flourish. The country’s heather moorland is internationally recognised and protected. Rarer than rainforest, around 75% of Europe’s remaining upland heather moorland is found in the UK, treasured by walkers, country sports enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike.
This compilation is part of a larger project, ‘Magnificent Life’ being shot by local wildlife enthusiast Alex Syson, showing short clips of the stories behind the wildlife and the rich, diverse, historic habitats and landscapes in which they thrive.
Footage for ‘Moorland Birds’ was captured over the past year across North Yorkshire and Nidderdale AONB including Dallowgill Moor, Bishop’s Moor, Fellbeck and Brimham Rocks (SSSI).
To view ‘Moorland Birds’ click on the youtube link below:
(Music credit: Positive Music – New Life by Whitesand)