Grouse in the Grasses

Friends, today we return to color and the wild birds.  This is a grouse from the badlands of North Dakota, taken in late summer or early fall. Not sure if it is a sharp-tail grouse or a sage grouse( or other?).  I am not a very good birder so I don’t know all the differences between the species. But these birds come to the road in the early morning light to get their gravel and pose for pictures :).  I didn’t crop this image closely because i wanted to show the relationship between the grouse and her grassy environment.  What do you think? til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on February 5, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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