Teesdale - spring has started and birds are displaying.
So I went to another area and found another 20 or so grouse - male and female.
Early morning in Teesdale in the spring is awesome, the sounds of the Curlew, Grouse, Snipe, Skylark, Oystercatcher and Redshank all singing at once is just the best experience.
I came across a Snipe sat on a wire, so using the car as a hide I opened the car door got my scope onto it and spent about 20 minutes watching, photographing and videoing the bird as it sat and watched other Snipe displaying over it.
A super morning birding in my favourite area. - no pollution, no traffic, no people - bliss.