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Moorland birds and mammals

I had to head up to Pately Bridge to undertake an ecologocal survey on a barn at dusk, so I decided to head up there early and try for some photos of moorland birds and mammals in the late evening sun. The grouse were there in plenty but none really played ball until one perched on a dry stone wall at sunset and he made a lovely silhoutette against the setting sun. Just afetr the sun went dowm and I was heading to the job, I came across a few rabbits outside a burrow and they were fairly tolerant of the car. I also managed oystercatcher, lapwing and an obliging meadow pipit in the warm evening sun and narrowly missed a nice shot of a wheatear.

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meadow pipit

red grouse at sunset

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