Sunday, October 18, 2009

grouse on tecumseh

grouse on tecumseh
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

As I departed Mt Tecumseh, I noticed this bird up ahead sitting on a boulder that stuck out into the trail. I slowly reached for my camera, expecting it to fly away, but it just sat there twitching nervously. I got a few shots in, approaching slowly.

Even when I passed it closely as I went around the boulder to continue my hike, it didn't fly away. It scrambled around the boulder a bit, but always remained in view. I'm not sure what it is; perhaps some sort of grouse. It's a pretty large bird, bigger than a pigeon.

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