Saw two splendid black grouse males on my way to work today. Their Latin moniker is Tetrao Tetrix and if that's not a good name for a hard rock band I don't know what is.
They are stately birds, though seemingly too well fed to make good fliers. Their wings go "flubb-a-flubba-flubb-flubb".
I actually haven't seen any black grouse males here before. Not in daylight. I've seen the hens quite often, I think, but they can be hard to tell apart from Western Capercaille females.
I realize this isn't unprecedented. It's not like seeing three pairs of mating lynx or anything. But it's enough to make me very happy.
Update, Dec. 14th: I have since seen black grouse, mostly males, every day. I have been told they hang around the logging road, where gravel obviously is insanely bountiful, to fill their gizzards.