I just returned from my first night in a hide. It was easy enough. At 10pm I heard the heavy wingbeats of a male Capercaillie. When I looked out, I saw it sitting in a tree near me. It started singing a bit, but it was too dark to take pictures or film. When I woke up the next morning at 2:30 AM he was still sitting there, softly singing. Around 4 AM there was enough light for some first pictures and film. Unfortunately it flew off a little later. Apparently it was waiting for some females that didn’t show up… Poor guy….
Now up for a short daytime visit to a bear hide, to see if the Raven are still there. And then my first night there….