A man has been charged in connection with a disturbance at a Capercaillie lek in the Highlands.
The incident occurred in the Strathspey area on Saturday, April 23.
Police said a 63-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the disturbance.
A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Constable Gary Dunlop of Aviemore Police Station said: “Capercaillie are extremely sensitive to disturbance which can seriously hamper their breeding success.
“All reports and information received regarding possible disturbance at lekking sites, will be taken very seriously.”
The capercaillie is a member of the grouse family and became extinct in the UK in the late 18th century, however they were reintroduced successfully to Scotland in the middle of the 19th century.
Capercaillie leks are courting grounds and the mating season begins around March and can last until May or June.