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Black 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 e.g Hernar. 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, Øygarden
Male Black Grouse, Hernar, Øygarden, April 2014

Male Black Grouse
During the spring males can be quite showy, Øygarden, April 2011

Displaying Black Grouse
Displaying Black Grouse,  Øygarden, April 2011

Male Black Grouse, Engerdal, Norway, May 2021

Above and below: Male and female Black Grouse, Engerdal, Norway, May 2021

Female Black Grouse, Engerdal, Norway, May 2021

Male Black Grouse
Digiscoped image, Svellingen, Øygarden, January 2004

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