Red Grouse - Lagopus lagopus

Red Grouse - Lagopus lagopus - Moorland and Upland
Canon 800mm f6.3 for 1/160th @ iso800

A dull day on the moors and low shutter speeds combined with a pair of fighting grouse to close to fit in the frame - the victor photographed here with remnants of his opponents feathers around his beak checks to establish that the loser has indeed truly left his patch of the moors.