Sunrise Dancing

the chase

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

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on April 19, 2015, in Birds, Namekagon Wildlife Area, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. He’s a beauty! I would pick him!

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