Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix

A declining species in the UK. Although the following photos were taken at a reasonably well-known site, they are subject to disturbance from visitors, well-meaning or otherwise, and so I shall not publicise the location.

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male Black Grouse, location withheld (north of England, UK), 31st December 2003

 

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first-winter male Black Grouse, location withheld (north of England, UK), 30th December 2011

 

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male Black Grouse, location withheld (north of England, UK), 30th December 2011

 

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female Black Grouse, location withheld (north of England, UK), 30th December 2011