Starting from the Schiehallion car park at 0 C we climbed up the track, soon feeling warm. We saw our first Ptarmigan just before the main ridge, having encountered Red Grouse and Raven on the climb up.
However, it wasn't until near the summit that we met more. They appeared from the rocks as we sat to have our lunch, and we counted seven in the group feeding on the heather and moss. We were able to get quite close, as you can see, as they were too busy feeding.
Worth the effort of the long climb.