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May 11, 2015 04:23 |  #1

We went out for a drive around yesterday to get an idea of potential areas for some landscape shots at sunset/sunrise. Whilst there we stopped several times along the road for the red grouse that were wandering around. These birds make a great noise, we even had one constantly saying "oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no". Lovely to watch and listen to.


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Not a very happy grouse, but it was cold and windy.

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Spot the grouse. :) Female Red grouse with great camouflage.

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May 11, 2015 07:50 |  #2

Well done Andy, the camo is pretty good, an excellent set all in all!


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May 11, 2015 09:02 |  #3

Beautiful shots Andy.


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May 11, 2015 09:18 |  #4

Very nice, a beautiful bird. Well done.


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May 12, 2015 02:45 |  #5

2n10 wrote in post #17551807 (external link)
Beautiful shots Andy.

CDMOOSE wrote in post #17551827 (external link)
Very nice, a beautiful bird. Well done.

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Well done Andy, the camo is pretty good, an excellent set all in all!

Thanks. :)

I was busy photographing the grouse in the 4th photo and never noticed the female just a couple of feet away for a good few minutes.

Even the males like to hide in the heather, you only realise they are there when you just about stand on them and then they fly up making a huge amount of noise whilst scaring you half to death.


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May 12, 2015 02:57 |  #6

Cracking pics of this moorland specialist.


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May 12, 2015 13:19 |  #7

Wonderful series Andy. I imagine these birds to not be that easy to approach, the pictures are excellent quality and close.


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