More on the Moor
It’s amazing what you can see and hear on a still, early summer evening on Exmoor. The apparent emptiness of the moor is belied by the rustles, squeaks and chirrups of a hundred insects and tiny animals that come out to play as the sun goes down. The elusive Nightjar, which is virtually impossible to spot during the day, emerges to meet a partner in an act somewhat reminiscent of youthful student days. The birds put on a bit of a show and make a distinctive ‘churring’ call to bring attention to themselves and attract a mate. Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger on a ‘Nightjar Walk’ to seek out these long-winged, short-legged birds and other ‘party-goers’.