A fondness for flowers

8th May 2012

closeThis photo of a capercaillie in a flowering Aspen was not, unfortunately, taken in Strathspey.  It was sent to me by my photographer friend, Manne Viljamaa in southern Finland.

Capercaillie, particularly males in early summer, are known to utilise Aspen for food.  Another reason for planting more Aspen in our boreal forests here in Scotland ...

 

crowing

 

 Both photos © Manne Viljamaa