|Although yesterday was the Glorious Twelfth because it was also a Sunday the Grouse have been given an extra 24 hours of grace till the shooting begins.|
That's Red Grouse, of course, for the season for Black Grouse doesn't get underway until 20 August 2007, which is also a Sunday, and for both species lasts through until the 10th day of December.
My own background tends more towards the Pheasant - many of which can be seen in the fields, woods and roadsides close to Carradale - but I've not had the opportunity to shoot anything more nutricious than a clay pigeon for many years now.
Last night was a bit of a let-down for anyone hoping to get a good show from the Perseids.
Although the weather was promising earlier in the evening by midnight a solid layer of cloud prevented any possibility of the hoped-for celestial caberet. We shall have to look forward with anticipation to November 17 when the annual Leonids meteor shower returns.