Winter arrivals

The onset of winter usually marks a quiet period on Big Moor with most birds heading for warmer lands or at least warmer parts of the UK.  However for a few hardy species Big Moor is their new home for … Continue reading


The current wet weather may be depressing for us but for the curlew this is good news – providing it does not last too long!  Dry moorland is not good for a bird that relies on worms and insects as … Continue reading

New arrivals

2 weeks ago there were snow drifts on Big Moor and everything was silent. One week ago the snow had gone and the blue tits, great tits, wrens and blackbirds were busy nest building and the plaintiff cry of the … Continue reading