The one with the grouse of no particular fame

Friday, March 24, 2017

A grouse in the heather
 A grouse is not a bird I have come across before so when this little chap appeared I was really intrigued. The sodden undergrowth came into it's own by providing a glistening nest to frame my new best game buddy.
You may have read my post earlier in the week about walking to to Cutthroat Bridge and this post is a continuation. It's worth pointing out that this walk is no. 7 in the OS Pathfinder guide  of 'Outstanding circular walks' in the Peak District. It's a 4.75 mile route and a really enjoyable one.
A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather
The heather clad hill tops are rather picturesque and provide an ideal habitat for plenty of wildlife. Grouse, rabbits, mountain hares (how I'd love to see a mountain hare) and an abundance of prey for hunting birds to eat. I imagine if you sat around for a while with a pair of binoculars you would spot a lot of action. I spied a little cluster of tiny birds in flight which landed in the undergrowth.
A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather
 We suspect it was a deliberate burn as part of the conservation and maintenance of the landscape.
A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather
 C was admiring the view. The stunning landscape is well worth taking in.... especially as we are usually in the flat lands of Norfolk.
A grouse in the heather

A grouse in the heather
One more part to come on this walk soon!
Have you ever seen a grouse?
Sophie

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