Moorland birds on the increase in Peak District

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Birds living on moorland on the edge of Sheffield are on the increase, bucking national trends.

A survey found whinchats have more than doubled on the Eastern Moors beyond Dore and Totley over the last five years, from 25 pairs to 60.

Skylarks have almost tripled from 71 to 200 pairs, while meadow pipits and curlews are also faring well.

The Eastern Moors Partnership, which started managing the land in 2010, believes the successes are partly down to the use of cattle for grazing.