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Red Grouse

From early August: a red grouse.  Nowadays these are regarded as a subspecies of the the willow grouse (Lagopus lagopus).  This photo was taken only few days before the start of the shooting season, and Zoe was trying to drive these birds in the direction of the forest, where they would be safe from the guns, but she wasn't having much success.

Photo taken on Guisborough Moor, North Yorkshire, on 2009-08-06.

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