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Old Saturday 22nd November 2014, 11:47   #1
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Re-Introduced Black Grouse, Strines Area

Anyone seen or know about Black Grouse in the Strines Valley or Broomhead Moor area at the moment ?
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Old Sunday 23rd November 2014, 20:35   #2
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It would be interesting to hear if anyone knows any different but to my knowledge the Strines birds are long gone (2011?) and I haven't heard a report from the Broomhead area so far this year.
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Old Sunday 23rd November 2014, 20:43   #3
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Found this; http://barnsleybirds.blogspot.co.uk/...-crackers.html

After mid-April 2013 there are two records of a single male at Ewden, one undated (but after August 2013, when Two-barred Crossbill arrived), the other 10th February 2014.

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Old Monday 24th November 2014, 12:43   #4
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Re-introduced Black Grouse, Strines area

Thanks for your reply and the link. I was told by a local birder here (Leicester) that he had been there, taken the first right up the Strines and seen the BGs near a copse. Let me find out when this was and I will get back to you.
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Thanks noble-lite. Just like the remnants of the indigenous population back in the late '80's/early '90's it wouldn't surprise me if any survivors of the re-introduction are wandering over quite a wide area in search of suitable habitat (it's about 8km between the two sites). However I've not heard anything from Strines for a long time (would definitely be interesting to get a specific date from your contact) and haven't personally seen one at Ewden since November 2011 (numbers appear to have crashed over the winter 2010/11).

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It turns out that my source of info saw some BG several years ago, so the current info. Is obviously correct. There may be a bird or two about, but certainly not being seen that often. I might give it a visit in early Spring.
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Some more information on the subject here;

http://barnsleybirds.blogspot.co.uk/...ck-grouse.html
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Old Tuesday 25th November 2014, 18:43   #8
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It turns out that my source of info saw some BG several years ago, so the current info. Is obviously correct. There may be a bird or two about, but certainly not being seen that often. I might give it a visit in early Spring.
If you want to see Black Grouse much better to go a bit further and see them in North Yorks. You could give me a lift too.

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Old Thursday 27th November 2014, 05:00   #9
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If you want to see Black Grouse much better to go a bit further and see them in North Yorks. You could give me a lift too.

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Were abouts can they be seen as far as i know, we have never had Black Grouse for years, always thought the Durham,Upper Teesdale area was the best place local for us on Teesside

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If you want to see Black Grouse much better to go a bit further and see them in North Yorks. You could give me a lift too.

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If anyone struggles in Langstrothdale, Swaledale etc, it's not that much further to come across into Durham. The Teesdale and Lunedale populations are thriving, which is fantastic news! A friend had a morning in Teesdale a couple of weeks back and counted 120, many of which were from roadside locations.

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Got a report from a YWT staff member of a BG near a mile or two east of Settle yesterday.
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Were abouts can they be seen as far as i know, we have never had Black Grouse for years, always thought the Durham,Upper Teesdale area was the best place local for us on Teesside

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The best known spot is from the roadside in Arkengathdale - turn south off the A66 where it is signed Scargill and go over the top and park just after the farm on the right. Look behind the farm on the walled fields. No need to leave the road.

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Old Sunday 30th November 2014, 00:12   #13
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The best known spot is from the roadside in Arkengathdale - turn south off the A66 where it is signed Scargill and go over the top and park just after the farm on the right. Look behind the farm on the walled fields. No need to leave the road.

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We were at Arkengarthdale about 6 weeks ago and had 14 males and 2 females. Seen in the walled field to the LHS of Shaw's farm as you view from the road.

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