Male Blue Grouse (Dendragapus Obscurus)

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

  • Mark Baldwin 6y

    All of these are exceptional! Great colors on this bird!
  • Mark Baldwin 6y

  • Thomas Michel 6y

    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

    ODYSSEY of HOMER

    Have a great day - Thomas
  • di off the wallaby 6y

    Wow! What a series of shots. Well done.
  • Sue's Stuff 6y

    How fun to get four firsts!!! This shot is great - I have never seen one of these either.
  • mattlev12 6y

    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!!!
  • RebeccaRJ 6y

    I have never seen one of these before...beautiful feathers!
    Your shots are truly amazing~!
  • Jocelyn Y Bishop 6y

    Fabulous! Was he protecting a nest? Often they will lead you away in another direction!. Great details Tania!
  • WalkingWithNature 6y

    Awesome series ! He is a real beauty
  • John Grant 6y

    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.
  • ebirdman 6y

    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!
  • Vesuvianite 6y

    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.
  • Corina Daniela Obertas 6y

    So beautiful! I love it!
  • Jeremy Hiebert 6y

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

    ...and thanks for entering the challenge!
  • B.C.Photoworks 6y

    Wow !
    Nice find, I've never seen one.
    Great shot : )
  • Bonnie Forester 6y

    These are just awesome!!!!!!! Fantastic captures!
  • LN Ellen 6y

    never seen one of these before... cool shot
    --
    Seen in a discussion of the group "I Love the Okanagan" (?)
  • Keith Carlson 6y

    This series is very nice!
  • Deb Breton 6y

    These are wonderful shots!
  • Ryan Askren 5y

    Excellent shot! Please consider adding to:
    www.flickr.com/groups/uplandbirds/
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Taken on April 11, 2009
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