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Damn this rain - grousing again !

By teocali
A wild male Black Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) taken in the driving rain near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, in April. The lekking season for these birds had begun, but at the time of taking this image no females had turned up. The males looked pretty dejected and disappeared after a very short displaying time.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - as always, much appreciated Smile

Tags: Rain Wild Bird Heather Moorland Game bird Aviemore Wildlife and nature Black grouse Lekking Lyrurus tetrix

Voters: johnke, Daisymaye, RonnieAG and 28 more

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
2 Jun 2013 12:15PM
You had as big a challenge as they did. Still a very good shot.......Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
2 Jun 2013 12:49PM
Another very excellent capture of this elusive bird, Sylvia.
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
2 Jun 2013 1:47PM
Another superb grouse capture
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
2 Jun 2013 1:56PM
A cracking image taken in adverse weather conditions, he looks thoroughly fed up
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 2:03PM
Lovely shot! Grin
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 3:52PM
what a great capture. You don't find them anymore in our area.
johnjo58 11 2 5 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 5:59PM
Lovel image Sylvia,
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 7:51PM
Another corker SylviaGrin

pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 8:04PM

Quote:Another corker SylviaGrin


have to agree its a corker alright
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 9:01PM
Exceptional Sylvia
wonderful expression captured
hasslebladuk 12 1 6 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 10:28AM
Excellent shot not easy birds to take
3 Jun 2013 8:53PM
You can sense his dejection in this image Sylvia, very well captured, this has been such a wonderful series of images.
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
4 Jun 2013 2:34PM
Cracking good shot Sylvia.GrinGrin


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