Red Grouse

Lagopus lagopus scoticaGrugiar GochFormer resident

Red Grouse – 1994

Lagopus lagopus scotica – Grugiar Goch – Former resident Listed by George Owen (1603) as breeding but Mathew (1894) doubted if any were left on the Preseli Mountains where a few used to breed, the last he knew of being shot in 1885. Lockley et al. (1949) knew of no further occurrences. No more were recorded until […]

Red Grouse – historical

Lagopus lagopus scotica – Grugiar Goch – Former resident Ice Age Bones of Red/Willow Grouse, dating to just before and just after the maximum of the Last Glaciation, 22,000 years ago, have been discovered at two caves in Pembrokeshire: Hoyle’s Mouth and Little Hoyle. Eastham A. (2016) Goosey goosey Gander with Jemima Shelduck in attendance: two Stone Age […]

Red Grouse – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Red Grouse – 1894

Lagopus scoticus – Resident ? We fear that it is extremely doubtful if a single Red Grouse is left on the Precelly Mountains. Formerly a few broods were to be found there, and Col. John Owen, of Rosebush, used to get a few brace on the hills. In the autumn of 1885, a lady of our acquaintance received a present […]