Oooh!!! I've never seen one in that plumage stage Kevin, only in winter plumage.
Doesn't he look grand. How I'd love to see one with the full ruff!!
A fabulous picture that lad - very well done.
BTW our new system relies on the Tags (the luggage label) when searching the Gallery. So as well as entering the scientific name in the relevant field, it also needs to be entered as a Tag, along with the common name and location (country at least).
Any other information you want to add to the Tags for your own use would be a bonus! I hope you can help with this. It would be such a shame if your fabulous pictures didn't get returned in searches for people to look at.