Capercaillie nest.

In Sweden the birds are now incubating their eggs.

Today, I had a rare encounter with a ground nesting female Capercaillie on her eggs.

While in the forest I found myself passing a nesting female Capercaillie.

She waited until the last second to break cover and fly away. Only, then did I realise she was there.

I was afforded the rare opportunity to photograph a clutch of Capercaillie eggs.

Here are the photos I took before retreating from the area to let the Capercaillie return to her nest.

Capercaillie nest in Northern Sweden by Sweden fishing and birding.
Forest floor nesting Capercaillie. Photo by

I will keep the nest under observation.

Capercaillie eggs by Sweden fishing and birding.

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