Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Muir burning .....



















Muir burning in Teesdale yesterday - burning off the old heather stems so that new shoots develop, to feed grouse. A period of dry weather and light winds produced good conditions for these controlled fires.

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4 comments:

  1. A very good photograph. There is something dramatic about fire.

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  2. Thanks Adrian - the upland landscape is covered with fires like this at the moment. i think they're in a hurry to get on with it before nesting birds return.........

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  3. Thanks for the new word muirburn. I wonder who Mr/Ms Muir is/was? Or is it simply a variation of 'moor'?

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  4. Hi Bob, I think it's the Scottish word for moor - details on how its done are at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/farmingrural/SRDP/RuralPriorities/Options/Muirburnandheatherswiping

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