I was pleased to locate Ptarmigan on most of the mountains I climbed during my recent trip to Scotland. I had failed to locate any on the west coast mountains during my trip in May 2012. Some of them where quite low down the mountain. The male pictured below was at 650 metres, which is quite low down considering the time of year.
Using the Bird Track App on my phone I was able to record precisely their location and upload the sighting to the BTO to help with their 'What's Up' survey - more on the Bird Track App for smart phones later.
More Ptarmigan images can be found HERE