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‘Glorious Twelfth’ on the brink across UK after poor grouse breeding season

<p>Hard frosts, sleet and cold rain during hatching season earlier in summer has caused loss of entire broods</p><p>The “Glorious Twelfth” may be effectively cancelled this year, shooting estates have said, as the grouse breeding season has been so poor.</p><p>Hard frosts while the birds were laying has meant that fewer were born, and some eggs are still yet to hatch. Sleet and cold rain during the hatching season earlier this summer caused the loss of entire broods.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/may/01/its-become-them-and-us-battle-to-burn-englands-moorlands">‘It has become them and us’: the battle to burn England’s moorlands</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/30/glorious-twelfth-on-the-brink-across-uk-after-poor-grouse-breeding-season">Continue reading...</a>

Hard frosts, sleet and cold rain during hatching season earlier in summer has caused loss of entire broods

The “Glorious Twelfth” may be effectively cancelled this year, shooting estates have said, as the grouse breeding season has been so poor.

Hard frosts while the birds were laying has meant that fewer were born, and some eggs are still yet to hatch. Sleet and cold rain during the hatching season earlier this summer caused the loss of entire broods.

Related: ‘It has become them and us’: the battle to burn England’s moorlands

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