St Aidan’s near Leeds is a wildlife haven born out disused opencast coal mine. It’s incredible, and inspiring  to think how an environment so scared by human activity no offers refuge to such a diverse and eclectic range of wildlife.

This slow, immersive video features some of the sights and sounds around St Aidan’s Nature Reserve on an early April morning. Featuring black headed gulls, great crested grebe, golden eye, black necked grebe and the booming calls of bittern!

Goldeneye Courtship Behaviour

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