Monday, 9 May 2011

Black Grouse

The Black Grouse is one of the UK's must see species, and last week I
was fortunate enough to get the chance to photograph this stunning bird.

A 1am start was the order of the day, as you have to be in the hide for
4am, so not to disturb the grouse as they arrive at the lek. Then it's a
waiting game, as you're sitting there waiting for the sun to rise, the most
unearthly sounds begin to emanate from just outside the hide, this is the
sound of the cock bird's starting to display; and what a display it is !!!

This was one of those very special opportunities that don't come around
very often, so a very big thank you goes to Andy for all your help, it
will always be appreciated mate.