On my way down the hill todayn as i was driving out of the ski area i saw a odd looking black bird, with rather striking red eyes. I thought nothing of it, until the capercaillie was on the news.

It looked strikingly similar to the bird i saw. Att quick look on the rspb website and they are pretty much confined to the cairngorm area.

Maybe i saw a plain black grouse, i think it was a rare capercaille. Anyway i learnt something today about these little and sadly rare creatures.

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