Capercaillie

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Gordon Macleod, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Gordon Macleod

    Gordon Macleod New Member

    YOU LOOKING AT ME !!!!!!!!!
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    NO ONE CAN SEE ME HERE.
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    Thanks
    Gordon.
     
  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Good shots, Gordon. Is the bird population still in decline, or have there been measures to increase the population? And what school of pronunciation are you in - 'cape' or 'cap' ?
     
  3. Ahmad Bhai

    Ahmad Bhai Well-Known Member

    The first with the way the foliage is like the Capercaillie's display is really nice.

    Ps. i remember listening to Capercaillie late 90's.
     
  4. Gordon Macleod

    Gordon Macleod New Member

    Thanks guys,
    The numbers of Capercaillie remain low, i knew of another one that got killed by dogs, hopefully i will get out next week and get some much better images, but the weather here has been horrible and no light in short days.
    I never go near the Caper at weekends, to many people out and about and i don't want to draw any attention to him, thankfully he is much harder to find and off the beaten track.
    Thanks Gordon.
     
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Gordon,...Nice birdie fotie. However, please answer Rob's question: "cape" or "cap" by way of your pronunciational preference? Then, which is it,... "tattie" or "tottie?" (I have my own views on that one. :))
     
  6. Gordon Macleod

    Gordon Macleod New Member

    Hi Brian.
    I would and everyone i know says "caper" never heard cap or cape except for maybe baseball or batman. ;)
    For me its tattie, but in the central belt it will be tottie, ....... one of the reasons i stay in the Highlands, they speak funny down there.;)
    Gordon.
     
  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    "Tottie" is correct pronunciation, Gordon. :p
     
  8. Gordon Macleod

    Gordon Macleod New Member

    Hi Brian,
    This is from the urban dictionary
    tottie
    good looking teenage girl
    esp. one that is a tease or dressed to look older

    look at that tottie,

    I am sticking to tattie, and Ospreys and capercaillie are the only birds i'm looking for . :D
    Cheers Gordon.
     
  9. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member

    I'm wi Gordon with the tattie... I'm an east coaster though
     
  10. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I think I might be outnumbered. Allan's and east coaster, too. And I think Rob is as well.

    Rob: tottie or tattie?
     
  11. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Tattie.

    I used to say cap-ercaillie, but have since learned it is usually cape-ercaillie.
     
  12. tatties all the way fae me :D:D:D

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    tatties all the way fae me :D:D:D
     
  13. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I have to say that it comes as no surprise that you fall into the 'tottie' camp given the, apparently, accidental content of so many of you images! ;)
     
  15. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Pete, I cannot be held responsible for any stray tottie who elects to perambulate through my frame, inadvertantly or otherwize. (It's all down to Miss Sarah.) ;)
     
  16. i will have a wee tottie o whisky with ye tho Brian while we look at the tottie :D:D:D
     
  17. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Aye, and end up lookin' tattie I don't doubt! ;)
     
  18. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    That's enough to make me say tattie, Allan! :D

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    Its a risk you must be willing to take, Pete! :rolleyes:
     

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