The first grouse Sitting Foil of 2019 spotted

The first grouse Sitting Foil was found this weekend so it looks like it’s not just the waders that are sitting now.

Brood muck commonly known as Sitting Foil is the large faeces created by the hen grouse, she only leaves her nest once or twice a day when she is sitting so the normal faeces is condensed into one large amount (the sitting foil). The hen grouse will normally deposit the faeces away from her nest so as not to draw the attention of predators.

Lets hope the good weather that we’ve had over the last few days continues as it will help all of the sitting birds through nesting time.