This is an extremely shy and scare bird in the UK
what IS it?
simply incredible - bravo...
I love the solid colors of the bird contrasted against that misty background!
A cock Capercaillie, a load of testosterone filled bird during the lek.
your gallery is stunning
ah, over here they are known to suddenly loose it and attack everything in sight xP
lol yes they can go completely mad!!
no kidding! xD Here in Sweden the hunters often say they rather meet a hungry bear than one of those birds! Speaking of, I once saw a wild life movie were one of those things (not sure what they're called in english) chased a bear away! Look kind of funny