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Curlews by Janis Gascoigne

In spring and summer the high heather moorlands and blanket bogs are alive with the evocative calls of wading birds including golden plover, lapwing, curlew and dunlin; -- black grouse dance on their leks and merlin and peregrine falcon race through the air. Pheasant, grouse, partridge, snipe, ring ouzel, heron and redshank all compete for your viewing pleasure.


Enjoy a day at Low Barns Nature Reserve


Visit Walworth Castle Birds of Prey a family run falconry centre with all birds being flown daily and the emphasis on fun and education
Set in the stunning grounds of Walworth Castle, just 10 mins from the A1 and A68 the falconry centre is the perfect place for a fun, family day out.


Web links to more information;

Explore North Pennines : Birds

Guide to birds of the open moorland

Advice on watching birds

The Birdwatchers Code of Conduct