It was now a very warm day (by Scottish standards) and further thunderstorms were forecast but, after loading up with provisions in Blairgowrie, we ventured out towards Glen Shee and the long way around via Tomintoul rather than use the much quicker A9. Until the rain started falling just after turning off the main road it was an uneventful drive. The rain changed that though and at times we were driving through torrential downpours with visibility much reduced and the pace slowed considerably. Any birds would be well out of that and sheltering, not that we'd be able to see them anyway. The rain had abated somewhat by the time we had pulled in at Glenmulliach. We stop here to view Black Grouse which can usually be seen high up on a hillside adjacent to the road and sure enough we spotted 14 male birds feeding in the heather. This is the most reliable and accessible site I know for this species in the Speyside area in the summer, all other leks either being a long way from any access points or sadly demised in recent times.