Hi - how long does the Caper lek last? I am not going to be in Nethy Bridge until June 17th and the official sessions at Loch Garten appear to have ended by then. Will the best bet for Caper be an early drive through the woods (have a Prius, so silent running is almost possible)?
By June the males are in moult and become very skulking, virtually impossible to find. The Hens are with young chicks so should be left well alone. Afraid this really is the worst time to go searching for Caper!! As Marcus mentioned earlier, the Osprey hide is as good a place as any at this time of year.