Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tympanuchus Phasianellus

Sharptail grouse. I don't know what it is about my front grassy area but all the birds seem to like it. In addition to the usual more common species that are always around in large numbers, within the last week I have had pheasant, killdeer, turkeys, and now grouse as visitors. I can only imagine what it would be like if I started feeding them.

I labeled this image as "hen," but on closer inspection I think it is a young male. It's not a very good picture. It is a very small segment of the original picture, which was taken with a 400mm lens from my front porch. Just couldn't get any closer without spooking him.

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