Black Grouse - Orrfugl
- Urfugl - Teeri - Korhoen - Birkhuhn - Tétras lyre -
Grouse are still a regular sight in Øygarden and on Gullfjell.
This species is normally seen during winter and spring - partly due to
birding effort and partly due to the males being so much more obvious
during the spring.
They sometimes cross short stretches of sea to islands along the coast
Since I moved to Øygarden the number of Black Grouse I see there
has dropped dramatically and I now suspect there are very few remaining
indeed. Further inland and in places like Engerdal it is a different
story and I still see them with varying amounts of effort.
Male Black Grouse, Hernar,
During the spring males can be quite showy, Øygarden, April
Above and below: Male and female Black Grouse, Engerdal, Norway, May