Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Black Grouse at Pry House Farm

Pry House Farm is the place to be for bird watching at any time of year.

 Even in winter there's often something interesting or unusual to see, 
like a black grouse on home field this morning.
There aren't many black grouse about however we know of two lekking sites on the moor 
where they return to each year.  Lekkng is when the male birds display their white tail feather in a fan shape.  They call and strut about to show dominance and to attract females. Its a strange but fascinating spectacle. The black grouse is only one of 3 breeds of British birds that exhibit lekking behaviour.

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