Grouse - camouflage
Today showed signs that spring is nearly with us. Went for a walk around Swainby while Sylvia was Horse riding and caught up with my first Chiffchaff of the year, Bullfinch were stripping the new buds from the trees and the sun was shining! also heard couple of Tawny Owls on my walk and saw 4 Buzzards circling over Whorl hill.
Afternoon saw us heading up to the Stang forest where the Crossbills were still easily found, with a flock of Redpoll and Siskin. 9 Black Grouse were also in the area.