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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Capercaillie,Kuusamo, Finland, March 2015.

Surprisingly these heavy birds are often found at the tops of pine trees

We were extremely fortunate to come face to face with this Rogue Capercaillie. The dangerous nature of these Turkey sized game birds were driven home when our specimen charged our Local Guide, Antii; hitting him fully in the chest and sending him flat out onto the snow. Although dazed he recovered to manoeuvre this magnificent species into the above Photographic poses.

Taiga forests home to Capercaillie, Three Toed Woodpecker and Pine Grosbeak

Snow shoes were essential to reach the Capercaillie elevation

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