Getting ready for Winter

Mountain hare and ptarmigan are starting to change from their brown summer colours to winter white. As they start to change it’s a good time to see them. 

Mountain hare and ptarmigan are both fairly common throughout the Park, on the heather hillsides and mountain tops respectively.

Once the snow has arrived their camouflage makes them almost impossible to spot. Less snow cover in the mountains means that both hares and ptarmigan are easier prey for predators. Good news for the golden eagle though!

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