Spruce Grouse

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Scott Reeve

Great capture. Such wonderful colours and sharpness!

Male spruce grouse courting a female walking on the moss and lichen forest floor black spruce forest are covered in this stuff in the trees and forest floor Stuff in the trees is called Usnea [Old mans beard ] on the ground is caribou lichen Taken in northern ontario [Cochrane] Full frame image taken at 280 mm these guys aren't really scared of man up there and he was really interested in the female who was in a tree up above us
Taken By
mark golding
Taken On
June 6, 2023
grouse sprucegrouse animal bird Bird Phasianidae Beak Plant Galliformes Feather Grass
  • Focal: 280
  • Lens Model: 60.0-600.0 mm f/4.5-6.3
  • Shutter speed: 0.0015625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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