The Black Grouse

by Patrick Laurie

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The first book to be written on this fascinating, severely declining species, the Black Grouse. Beautifully illustrated with the author’s own watercolours, this lively natural history conveys Laurie’s passion for these vulnerable, delightfully aggressive and at turns shy and elusive, birds as they struggle for survival.


34 Colour illustrations, 54 Black & white illustrations, 1 Maps, 1 Charts


Aug 09, 2012


About the Author:

Patrick Laurie was born and brought up in Dumfries and Galloway, where he developed a love for birds and country sports from an early age. Educated at Shrewsbury School and the University of Glasgow, he obtained a degree in Scottish Language and Literature before embarking on a career as a freelance journalist.

Over the past four years, Patrick has written for a number of magazines and journals on the subject of Scottish history, wildlife and country sports. Since 2009, he has written a monthly column for the Shooting Gazette and now contributes regularly to the work of the Heather Trust.

Patrick lives in the Galloway hills with four ferrets and Scoop, an over-indulged black labrador puppy.

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