Gamekeepers take group on moorland bird safari

A group of 15 people were chauffered around the Gunnerside Estate for the first moorland bird safari of the year on Saturday.

The event was run by the Yorkshire Dales Moorland Group (YDMG)  in partnership with Keld Resource Centre and Gunnerside Estate.

The group was given a tour of the estate by local gamekeepers to see the bird life and learn about upland management and the conservation work undertaken.

YDMG said more than 60 species of birds were recorded, including six types of raptors.

A spokesperson for YDMG said: “The weather was favourable and the birds didn’t disappoint.

“The estate is primarily open moorland with mixed habitat plus some lower ghylls and wooded areas offering more opportunities to see a wider suite of birds.

“Over 60 bird species were recorded including six species of raptors, copious amounts of waders and a heartwarming sprinkling of chicks despite it being a later season this year.

“These events are really good at bringing moorland managers and the public together to explain why and how the moors are managed and safeguarded for future generations.”

Members of the tour also saw a weasel killing a rabbit.

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  1. So what are the 60 specie you fail to detail this. One an olny presume you are been told what to print as per usual with shooting estate. More propaganda lies from oginised crime groups

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