I had to lay on the beach at Culkein for some time before these birds decided that I was not a threat, very cold and uncomfortable but the picture was worth the discomfort
Friday, 11 July 2008
This little chick was foraging high up on the moors in Yorkshire on a very wet day quite close to the Tann hill inn the highest in England at 1732 ft ASL. (the one used for the Everest double glazing ads).
He appeared to be look dry despite the rain and had been ringed too.
Thursday, 10 July 2008
By using the car as a hide we were able to get close to lots of grouse but rarely was the weather good enough to get a decent picture. There were a lot of chicks with most pairs of adults so it must have been a very good year for them. sadly of course many will not live longer than the 'Glorious twlefth'...... the chick below walked right up to the car.
This singleton had perhaps been left behind by the flock that went North to the Arctic circle to breed, perhaps injured in some way but appeared to look healthy enough. this was another bird were were able to view from the conservatory at Culkein.