Sunday, 31 August 2014
Grouse, Pica (20140824) Out with the Lynx Lady
Well after my Lynx encounter yesterday Kerri and I were pretty certain neither of us would be seeing another "cat" anytime soon so we resigned ourselves to perhaps finding a different kind of carnivore, so we headed out to grizzly country. Our morning started with this very relaxed cow moose feeding along side the highway.
Up the road a bit we found a very cooperative Redtail. They normally don't sit still like this for me. You can see from the sky in the background we had a very low light day with almost zero dynamic range for these types of shots.
Next we had yet another Dusky Grouse family. This hen had at least three chicks that fed alongside the truck in the ditch. Here is one of the chicks.
Our final stop netted us some Red Necked Phalaropes, although you could never guess by their current colourations. Here is just one of the many we spotted.