APRIL 2013

Black Grouse Cock looking for a challenger

I made it through a sleepless night in the hide, in freezing temperatures, all in order to witness the Black Grouse Cocks Lekking to impress the Greyhens.  I was not disappointed, they started at 5:10am so that’s the alarm call to get myself organised and set up the camera and wait praying for better light.

The sounds of their calls are amazing.  It is very much a sensory experience.  I felt very privileged as I watched this dominant male proudly display 20ft in front of me.  It was an experience I shall never forget and over all too soon.