Ashburton

Black Grouse(m)  seen for 5 minutes crossing field outside Ashburton. No photo or corroboration, will search area tomorrow. Escapee?  Are these birds kept?

Black Pheasants, particularly the black females can look very Black Grouse like. Given the location and habitat this is more likely - unless of course the curled tail feathers and white undertail coverts were noted! Eds

See: http://devonbirdnews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/berry-head_28.html

Posted February 2nd, 2015 at 7:26 pm by Sam Forest in General Birding