Had a drive over the moors on Saturday, no sign of Crossbill or much else at the Stang. The Black Grouse were missing from Shaw Farm............very unusual.
We spotted a Raven sitting on the moor road but again little else, although Kestrel's were common place.
We eventually located 10 Black Grouse in a distant Hawthorn bush with odd individuals dotted about, always seems strange to see a Grouse in a bush instead of on the moor.
Sylvia also photographed a Brambling with the Grouse but I have lost the picture...so I'm not in her good books.
10 Black Grouse in a bush
Black Grouse (fem)
Raven in the road
Sheep on the roof at Mucker!!