The photo below is of a male Dusky Grouse, displaying his colors hoping to attract a female. Several years ago the Blue Grouse was split into two different species, the Dusky Grouse and the Sooty Grouse. The Dusky Grouse is generally found north of the Sooty Grouse. I photographed this bird in Grand Teton National Park, while hiking around Grand Viewpoint. I didn’t find him till around noon, which of course meant the the light from the sun was terrible! Too harsh and too high of an angle to get a decent photo. Fortunately, there were some clouds in the sky, so I waited till the sun was covered by clouds and was able to get this photo.

For a larger photo and more photos please visit my May 15 Phlog post


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