Spruce Grouse

Posted by David Mundy on August 15, 2019 at 6:14 pm

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A female Spruce Grouse squatting on her brood. The chicks were initially dispersed along the roadside verge, then one by one they approached their mother, looked up at her face, then burrowed under her feathers. Every chick did exactly the same maneuver until she was sitting on the whole brood. Photographed on the road leading up to Mount Revelstoke, Revelstoke, BC, Canada on 20 June 2019 with a Nikon D7200 and Sigma 100-400mm lens.