Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Spangled Lady, pretty baby!

Further up Bransdale on Sunday we saw plenty of Red Grouse, most seemed to be males and they were usually elusive in the pretty poor light, it was raining most of the time.

I thought I saw a Grouse sitting in the heather, pulled up sharply, but could not find it!. Finally, after searching it was there. Pat could not see it which is unusual its normally the other way around (there's an admission).

I took a good few shots, it was at some distance, it sat tight, it was raining, the male was pulling at the heather some way behind, what eye wattles, didn't sit up for any pictures, too far off. The lady did move in the end.

What weather must they tolerate in the winter, too say nothing of _ _ _ _!


Dominic Gendron said...

Great serie of images, the camouflage of this bird is well adapted to its habitat... ;)

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous set of images of an amazing bird Mike.
At least your shots were friendly.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Dominic and Roy.

I could not comprehend any other type of shot Roy.

The Early Birder said...

Superb camouflage for its natural terrain.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wow, what beauty in this Heather and the bird so well hidden with the colourations so close to it's own. Great study, great posing, great images~

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Frank & Mary