I am lucky to live close to a wonderful moorland location...... the scenary is stunning and yes it can be bleak (even in the summer) but the habitat is home to a number of very special species of bird. Red Grouse, Curlew, Golden Plover as well as a variety of raptors all make it their home.
However the Short Eared Owls are very special, especially when they are so confiding as I this fella was on Sunday evening.
Surveying his patch
eye to eye contact
I`m watching you....
alarm calls from the Curlew