Even old grouse can be roasted, do not overlook an old bird
The merlin, Britain’s smallest raptor, is doing well on managed grouse moors. The respected British Trust for Orni-thology maps the bird’s distribution in England regularly, while the Moorland Association (MA) assiduously keeps records of where gamekeepers work in the uplands. A neat, comparative study commissioned by the MA and conducted…
The British Trust for Ornithology’s Atlas data shows that merlin numbers have significantly increased on moorland managed by gamekeepers in the last 20 years and conversly fallen by a similar amount in other upland areas. Head keeper Fred Mitchinson is delighted. “I take great pride in knowing I have had…
The grouse shooting season opens today, so if you can't shoot them eat them to get a taste of the moors.
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How to make a declicious salad from last season's old grouse
Grouse do not have to be young to be delicious. Savour the old birds that are larger with more flavour. You just need to know how to cook them.