Dancing Grouse

male sharptail3Friends, the sharptail grouse are dancing on the Namekagon Pine Barrens.   This boy is just getting ready to dance, his eyebrows are raised and the feathers are rolled back to expose his purple airsac , in the image below you can see his sharp tail is raised and wings spread just a little.  When he is really dancing, his head will be down and his feet will be stuttering so fast that they blur.  Sat in a blind with my good friend (thanks Anna) on Saturday morning, lots of male dancing and carrying on, then on to Crex to make a 12 hour work day. til Tomorrow MJ

dancing sharpie2



About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Birds, Namekagon Wildlife Area, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Sounds like mating season to me! Party on!

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