Officers at the National Park Authority are opening a window to the Dales to help bring the outdoors inside while Covid-19 measures are in place.
The latest offering is a piece of ‘slow radio’ featuring the calls of the curlew and a striking encounter with a kestrel, recorded over the past week (during an officers’ one-hour exercise walks)
It’s recommended to listen with headphones and eyes closed:
To learn more about the curlew, which, soberingly, has the same international conservation status as the jaguar, see this post by curlew specialist Ian Proudler.
Our wildlife conservation officer Ian Court has been surprised by how often buzzards pass over his ‘airspace’.
By night there is plenty to look at too.
And find out more about the collective work of the Northern Upland Chain Local Nature Partnership to secure curlews in the northern uplands for generations to come