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I Spy. . .

Bonasa umbellus

Description:

A Ruffed Grouse. . . do you?

Notes:

Spotted while driving through Rifle River Recreation area. Didn't get the picture I wanted but we caught him just before he moved and ran back into the woods.

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MrsPbio
MrsPbio 9 years ago
Ruffed grouse
Bonasa umbellus


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7 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Nichole, the thing about NZ, because they had no mammals bigger than mice, the birds filled all the niches. But to see the native birds you have to venture into the lush Gondwanaland remnant forests, where there is too little light for photography. Mostly I was taking photos as reminders of what I'd seen, and not for the photo itself.

NicholeSauve
NicholeSauve 9 years ago

Well this photo should definitely be in your group then . . lol! I love the name! ^_^

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Looks like he's posing. I have a group of photos I call "blurry bird butts of New Zealand".

NicholeSauve
NicholeSauve 9 years ago

Lol! I do. . Bad Camera! . . .hopefully working on a upgrade. . .someday . . lol!

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

I agree with you Nichole, it was a spotting :) !!! Just blame the camera ....

NicholeSauve
NicholeSauve 9 years ago

Thanx! ^_^ lol. . .thought it would be funny to put it as so, since it's not a great picture and hard to see..hehe. But never the less, A Spotting!! = )

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

pretty neat Nicole!

NicholeSauve
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NicholeSauve

Michigan

Spotted on May 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

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