This video is about black grouse in Norway during the mating season.
Black grouse have nearly become extinct in the Netherlands.
Decades ago, thousands used to live in various regions.
Now, only a few live in Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park in the east.
Some grouse were brought in from Sweden to prevent the species from becoming extinct.
Translated from the national park site:
Black grouse chicks
The breeding season of the black grouse is over, many eggs have hatched. After careful assessment, seven nests have been observed. It is now clear that of these seven, in five nests chicks have hatched. There was even a nest with ten eggs, from which ten chicks have hatched.
See also here.
Not so good Dutch black grouse news in 2013.
- Birds ups and downs in Dutch Achterhoek region (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Winter is approaching. (creagmeagaidhnnr.wordpress.com)
- Feds Propose Sage Grouse Protection in Nevada, California (boiseweekly.com)
- An Sidhean (creagmeagaidhnnr.wordpress.com)
- Battleby : fitting focal point for photography festival (scotlandsnature.wordpress.com)
- 2009 (celticbirder.wordpress.com)
- A cold and snowy weekend (naturallore.wordpress.com)
- Experiencing Lekking in Scotland (visitingscotland.wordpress.com)