Just Back from a great weekends birding with Mo, Shaunboy and the Blowmonkey. Our main target species was Ptarmigan, which two of the group needed having blanked on previous visits.
To help with breaking the duck (or grouse), we hired a Ptarmigan specialist, in the shape of a Mr Marcus Conway (aka www.ebirder.net). A specialist highland tour leader, with much experience of the Cairngorms Mountain range. This proved to be very successful and his knowledge of the area was second to none.
After leading us safely up the mountain (before a brief safety induction), his experience and fieldcraft worked a treat, in the four of us all obtaining amazing views and photographic opportunities of this cracking and tricky species to catch up with.
I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.