Dear Friends, our second morning on the Namekagon Barrens Sharptail Grouse Lek was warmer than our first morning, 47 degrees F and lots of sun. The male birds were dancing furiously and herding the females. I think the males have a control issue as they need to move the female, but when she stops, all the male birds around the lek, freeze in their dancing position and don’t move a feather until she moves again. Curious behavior that we had not seen before, but never had six females on the lek before either. The golden light of dawn makes this a really warm image, but that is the way it is, so enjoy til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on April 19, 2015, in Birds, Namekagon Wildlife Area, Nature, photography and tagged birds, mjspringett, namekagon barrens, Namekagon Wildlife Area, nature, photography, postaday, sharptail grouse. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.