SE1376 : Grouse, Pott Moor

taken 7 years ago, 4 km from Lofthouse, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Grouse, Pott Moor
Grouse, Pott Moor
The red grouse, which grows to about 15 inches, is the prime target of sporting guns. Yet research shows that shooting does not permanently threaten its numbers, since there is usually a surplus population doomed to starve through being unable to obtain individual territories. The red grouse feeds on young heather. They nest on the ground, where the dull plumage of the hen camouflages her. The chicks - up to a dozen are able to walk and feed themselves soon after hatching.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1325 7658 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.0896N 1:47.9079W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1326 7658
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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