The Ptarmigan is a small Gamebird which withing
the UK can only be found in the mountains of Scotland. A population of approximately 10,000 breeding pairs this hardy little
bird spends all its time high in the mountains enduring all weather conditions.During the summer the birds have a brown,grey,black
plumage which changes in winter to an almost completely white one to blend in with its arctic surroundings in the mountains.
Males can be identified by the red patch above their eye.