The on-going wind and snow above 500 metres has made the Ptarmigan almost entirely inaccessible this winter. I was delighted to get up there on the first day of winter photography tour and we were rewarded with some fantastic encounters. Mega flocks of 20 or mores birds along with some smashing males calling from suitable looking territory.

I have some clients coming up from Devon later this week – I really hope we get another shot and the weather helps us out!