Pheasants are in fact not native to the UK, first introduced by the Normans they have become a naturalised bird in the UK and commonly seen throughout the UK.
The unmissable sight of a male pheasant, with a copper colour to their feathers, red face and green neck. A truly stunning bird to see in the wild! The female has a more subdued plumage with mainly dark brown markings.
Averaging less than a metre in size and wing span, the pheasant weighs between 1kg- 1.7kg.
Pheasant's main source of food is insects, berries, worms and seeds.
Grouse are found predominantly in Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland; traveling very little in their lives.
Grouse have a distinctive hooked bill, a reddish-brown plumage with a black tail and red eyebrows.
Averaging less than 50cm in size and wing span, the grouse weighs approximately 600g.
They are classified as Amber on conservation lists, possibly linked to loss of heather moorland. Despite this Amber status, grouse continue to remain on the list of game birds that can legally be shot during the grouse shooting season.