On Sunday 4th December 2011 I was joined by a friend, and excellent photographer, Margaret Walker for an enjoyable day after ptarmigan in the Cairngorms.
Conditions were cold with some snow showers and spindrift. We found ptarmigan and also saw a couple of hares - but the hares spotted us first and were off and away much too quick.
Much thanks to David Walker who ferried us to and from the ski car park.
In this shot a couple of female ptarmigan brave the Cairngorm spindrift.