Sunday, 24 November 2013

10 Black Grouse in a Hawthorn Bush and a Raven on the road.

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 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!!

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