A Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) photographed today (16.10) in the Perthshire hills between Glen Quaich and Glen Almond - while the Black grouse is being re-introduced in a number of areas the population is in decline and now thought to have lost some 30% of their number in the highlands rising to 60% in other Scottish regions since the mid 90's - all species of grouse have struggled through this year with many estate and other populations seeing a reduction young bird numbers surviving one of the wettest summer on record - with forecasters already predicting a colder-than-average winter the outlook for Scotland's grouse can not be promising - picture by Donald MacLeod - 16.10.12 - 07702 319 738 - clanmacleod@btinternet.com - www.donald-macleod.com
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A Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) photographed today (16.10) in the Perthshire hills between Glen Quaich and Glen Almond - while the Black grouse is being re-introduced in a number of areas the population is in decline and now thought to have lost some 30% of their number in the highlands rising to 60% in other Scottish regions since the mid 90's - all species of grouse have struggled through this year with many estate and other populations seeing a reduction young bird numbers surviving one of the wettest summer on record - with forecasters already predicting a colder-than-average winter the outlook for Scotland's grouse can not be promising - picture by Donald MacLeod - 16.10.12 - 07702 319 738 - clanmacleod@btinternet.com - www.donald-macleod.com

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Source: Donald MacLeod
Date: 16 Oct 2012
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