The ptarmigan is a plump gamebird, slightly larger than a grey partridge. In summer, is a mixture of grey, brown and black above with white bellies and wings. In winter, it becomes totally white except for its tail and eye-patch, which remain black. It breeds in the highest mountains of the Scottish Highlands on the Arctic-like landscape there. Birds are residents, seldom moving far from breeding sites. In severe cold weather, birds may move from the highest ground to the edge of forests. Through West Highland Hunting it is possible to hunt ptarmigan on Auch & Invermearan on a limited basis and a good level of fitness is essential
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Open season for Ptarmigan in Scotland: 12 Aug – 10 Dec