WE are taking flight with our first picture of the week of the New Year.

This shot of a Ptarmigan in the Scottish highlands was taken by Ian Jones and it was sent in via e-mail.

The Ptarmigan is a plump gamebird and it is exclusively found in the Scottish Highlands.

Mature birds eat seeds, berries, nuts and leaves, while juveniles also eat invertebrates.

If you would like to supply an image to be included as the picture of the week, send an e-mail to shaun.davies@newsquest.co.uk