Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Dusky Grouse, Wilson's Warbler (20140816) A pretty slim day out west.
I have always wanted the opportunity to capture ungulates during the stripping of their velvet off of their antlers. Jamie was fortunate enough to find some elk in that situation a couple of years back. So we headed out to my dreaded 1A route with the hopes of duplicating that encounter. Things were looking good early as we found a cow elk very early in the day and up the road just a couple of kilometers we found a young pine that had been worked over pretty recently. The trunk still had damp sap, so we had high hopes. Unfortunately we were unable to spot any of the large males. On our last couple of klics we did spot this hen Dusky Grouse.