You will know that, for some time, Capercaillie have been is serious decline in Scotland. They are considered to be critically endangered. Strathspey, located in the central Highlands, is the last bastion of these Turkey-sized members of the grouse family.
The shy and elusive Capercaillie is rarely seen and easily disturbed. With the present population estimated to be teetering at only about one-thousand, it is far easier to spot a Golden Eagle than a Capercaillie.
With the necessary permissions, we have been most fortunate to have been given assisted access to photograph these magnificent birds at their leks. For this, we convey our grateful thanks to all concerned.
We have been encouraged by some clients to create this page to share a handfulof our images of the 'Caper' ........one of Britain's most vulnerable birds.
The three images of Capercaillie, as above, are available only as large limited edition prints of up to 39 inches wide. These create a superb feature when professionally framed. (Please contact us for specific details and pricing about these.) All other images are available for publication.
Incidentally, in the image at the very top of this page, there are actually ten hen birds. The tenth has her back to the camera and is located in the middle of the most obvious two hen birds on the left of the image. It can be a most difficult task to get these birds to pose properly ........and all at the same time!
Enjoy our selection of images of these magnificent rare birds.