Posted by: mynaturaldiary | December 26, 2017

Boxing Day Stroll

Sleddale, a small farmed valley in the middle of Gisborough Moor, in midwinter shorn of its snow, looks quite different to the pictures taken earlier this month.

Red Grouse are nearby.

Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus)

They hunker down

until disturbed, then fly slow and low

calling as they go


until they land, far away. The moor is full of these birds.

This next picture is a close up of the bird flying over the Moor.

When looked at full scale, you get a sense of the vastness of Guisborough Moor.

On the distant horizon lies Captain Cook’s Monument and Greenhow Moor.



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