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By stompie
A **** capercaillie guarding his territory. These birds are increasingly rare but this guy is guarding the road on my husband's drive to work so very easy to photograph! The hardest part was getting far enough away as he was chasing me round the car!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Mavis, geegee, highlander

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Mavis 18 143 2 England
2 Mar 2004 6:29PM
LOL perhaps he fancies you. I am envious of your rare bird . Try a bit of fill-in-flash next time you see him .

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geegee 16 29 England
3 Mar 2004 8:12AM
They really are big birds. I know how you felt having been chased by one in Rothiemurchus Forest. So noisy too. Great shot.

stompie 16 14
3 Mar 2004 12:22PM
Thank you both.
highlander 16 32 Scotland
4 Mar 2004 1:30PM
Amazing bird...I remember as a wee boy getting attacked by one as I wanted to see its nest, scary experience. Nice catch.
25 Jun 2004 9:01AM
Sheila. If you find another Caper, let me know. I would love to come and have a go at this bird. We could do it together and I'll give you some pointers.

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