I have never had a good view of a Blackgrouse, and the few I have seen have generally been greyhens in flight. Thursday morning I was at in a highseat when a mixed covey of six flew straight overhead, following that there was alot of calling going on from a couple of hundred meters behind me, just on the open moor. I guessed they were lekking and seriously considered going for a look but though I was there to shoot deer so left the birds be.
A couple of hours later and driving back through the forest (deer less) this little beauty was stood on the road, I managed a few photos after he walked off the tarmac and decided to pose:
zoomed in abit :
one more as he goes into the trees: