Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Ptarmigan, Scotland, November 2014

I spent a whole day sitting with a scattered flock of 50 Ptarmigan, a bird that I hadn't really seen properly for many years. They fed and dozed totally oblivious to me often no more than a few meters away. 







































Red Grouse, Mountain Hare and Helicopter







The Mountain Hare sat upright and looked nervous when a Ptarmigan approached




Rescue helicopter came into the corrie and circled me a few times towards the end of the day.