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I Spy. . .

Bonasa umbellus


A Ruffed Grouse. . . do you?


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 12 years ago
Ruffed grouse
Bonasa umbellus

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lori.tas 12 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 12 years ago

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

lori.tas 12 years ago

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

NicholeSauve 12 years ago

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

Chicquita 12 years ago

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

NicholeSauve 12 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 12 years ago

pretty neat Nicole!

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Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

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