Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Monday, 22 October 2012

Red Grouse

Can't wait for the clocks to go back next weekend. I like to go out early, but that's difficult when it's only getting light at 7.30 on a clear day. Still, it was a cracking morning on Sunday. I've missed the Macclesfield area recently, having gone to some different places at the weekend. Birds were quite thin on the ground, but I got some fantastically close views of a pair of Red Grouse. I've always wanted to get close to them, but they are a rather shy bird. Having said that, these two birds seemed oblivious to me. I didn't have to move, as they came to within 5 metres of me. Unfortunately, they do tend to stick to long grassy areas, so some of these pics have grass in front of them, but they're the best I've got so far.

A stunning female, putting on a show.


The male, with lovely red eyebrows.

14 comments:

  1. wow, they really are beautiful photos! beautiful birds.

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  2. You really got close to them,great shots.It almost looks as though a puzzle could be made of the first picture.Very detailed feathering.phyllis

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  3. These are great images Adam... lovely birds to see.

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  4. Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. That lovely white ring round their eyes makes them look so friendly - lovely pictures.

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  6. Beautiful captures of gorgeous birds, Adam! I do love the red eyebrows!! Have a great week!

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  7. What a beautiful bird, great sighting of the Grouse!

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  8. Fabulous captures Adam. You must be so thrilled that these two cooperated!

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  9. this is a bird I wanted to see up close when I visited Scotland. But we did not see it at all. Glad to see your shots.

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  10. Oh my gosh those are beautiful birds -- I can't believe they came up so close to you...(I think all your birds know that you belong out there!). Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

    And reminds me I better find out when our clocks change back. (It's still dark here at 7:30 in the morning -- I hate that!)

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