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Good grouse forecasts

The Sporting Lets agency has predicted that this year’s grouse shooting season could be ‘as good if not better’ than last year’s. Head of the firm Robert Rattray said, “We had an interesting winter; the high grouse moors experienced more

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Leaving the leks

Patrick Laurie looks at black grouse populations, the potential they have to bounce back, and the factors that can put them off. After such an excellent breeding year in 2013, black grouse should be in a fine position to bounce

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Barn Owls under threat

Britain’s barn owls are under threat due to extreme weather, conservationists have warned. A run of cold, wet springs has led to one of the worst breeding seasons in three decades, spelling serious trouble for an already fragile population. Between

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