Red Grouse Habitat

Red Grouse Habitat, Derbyshire, Peak District National Park.

Red grouse shown in moorland habitat perched on his favourite rock. One of the advantages of doing an in depth project with the grouse has meant the birds have become so habituated to my presence that I could shoot this with a 16-35 wide angle lens. 

This image was taken during my long term red grouse project where I spent several months photographing red grouse as they warmed up to the breeding season. Grouse are often very flighty and nervous, but after  spending so much time with the same birds some of the grouse got so used to my presence they ignored me and got on with their day allowing me to capture much more natural behaviour.

Red Grouse Habitat – About Red Grouse:

Relative of the willow grouse, found in the northern boreal forests, red grouse are found on open moorland in the upland areas of the British Isles. Highly competitive birds, the males compete primarily for areas of moorland rich in heather and bilberry bushes, ideal sites in which the female will produce a nest scrape for her eggs.

You can find more about red grouse here.

 

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Red Grouse Habitat, Derbyshire, Peak District National Park. Red grouse shown in moorland habitat perched on his favourite rock. One of the advantages of doing an in depth project with the grouse has meant the birds have become so habituated to my presence that I could shoot this with a 16-35 wide angle lens.  This image was taken during my long term red grouse project where I spent several months photographing red grouse as they warmed up to the breeding season. Grouse are often very flighty and nervous, but after  spending so much time with the same birds some of the grouse got so used to my presence they ignored me and got on with their day allowing me to capture much more natural behaviour.

 

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