Male Blue Grouse (Dendragapus Obscurus)

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    The weather was not very good this day but this guy made up for it. This is yet another first for me. I had a hard time deciding which photos of the Blue Grouse to upload. I was really happy with the way they all turned out. I was finally able to narrow down the 29 photos I took of him to 4. :)

    This guy did not fly away; rather he kept walking away from me and I just kept following him around.

    Pincushion Mountain Park . Peachland, BC

    This past weekend was a great birding week. I caught my first shots of the following birds:

    Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
    Canyon Wren
    White-breasted Nuthatch
    Blue Grouse

    girdleyd, baldwinm16, Thomas Michel, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. baldwinm16 72 months ago | reply

      All of these are exceptional! Great colors on this bird!

    2. Thomas Michel 72 months ago | reply

      Your Picture is wonderful. I appreciate your work and comments that you do on my Photostream,

      Please consider adding your photograph to the group

      Voilier Bretonne


      Have a great day - Thomas

    3. di off the wallaby 72 months ago | reply

      Wow! What a series of shots. Well done.

    4. Sue's Stuff 72 months ago | reply

      How fun to get four firsts!!! This shot is great - I have never seen one of these either.

    5. mattlev12 72 months ago | reply

      Fantastic series Tania! Another beautiful bird i will likely never get to see if it were not for your great captures. Such a beautiful bird! I think all shots are great, but i like #1 the best....the rocks on the bottom and very nice bokeh at the top! Cutting the picture in half almost diagonally with the Grouse smack dab in the middle...wonderful capture! Another great find and congrats on the 1st for this species...

      ....looks like your starting spring on a great note...keep it up!!!

    6. RebeccaRJ 72 months ago | reply

      I have never seen one of these before...beautiful feathers!
      Your shots are truly amazing~!

    7. Jocelyn Y Bishop 72 months ago | reply

      Fabulous! Was he protecting a nest? Often they will lead you away in another direction!. Great details Tania!

    8. WalkingWithNature [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      Awesome series ! He is a real beauty

    9. John D. Grant 72 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful series of images, just so natural looking in its terrain and beautifully captured even though it did try to hide, you really made great use of your 300mm – excellent images.

    10. ebirdman 72 months ago | reply

      Wow! Is this ever a great series, Tania!! I've never seen a Blue Grouse, never mind find one displaying. Congratulations on another lifer. Four in one weekend is pretty good!

    11. Vesuvianite 72 months ago | reply

      Wow, great shot. Robin (Robinsegg) suggested in her photostream to check out your photos. I'm glad I did. You have some amazing captures here.

    12. Corina Daniela O. 72 months ago | reply

      So beautiful! I love it!

    13. JeremyOK 72 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! I can't believe all the birds you've discovered this spring.

      ...and thanks for entering the challenge!

    14. B.C.Photoworks 72 months ago | reply

      Wow !
      Nice find, I've never seen one.
      Great shot : )

    15. foresterbonie 72 months ago | reply

      These are just awesome!!!!!!! Fantastic captures!

    16. LN Ellen 72 months ago | reply

      never seen one of these before... cool shot
      Seen in a discussion of the group "I Love the Okanagan" (?)

    17. Keith Carlson 72 months ago | reply

      This series is very nice!

    18. Debra Breton 72 months ago | reply

      These are wonderful shots!

    19. 60 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot! Please consider adding to:

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