White days with the ptarmigan

PtarmiganDeep snow cover and cold conditions on the hills have made for some memorable days with the ptarmigan. It is good to get images which show these bird’s remarkable adaptations to the cold – such as their feathered eyelids.

 Periods of heavy snow and flat light are good opportunities to find less intimate, more abstract compositions of the ptarmigan.

Ptarmigan
Ptarmigan
A particularly curious female.

Ptarmigan
Ptarmigan
A female with more mottled plumage.