Dusky Grouse

Dendragapus obscurus

ML65854461



eBird Checklist S38589732
Island Lake
Elko, Nevada, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.6153, -115.3816 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Observation details

Walking back from the top having just seen snowcocks we were ecstatic already, and we had basically given up hope on this species after looking for it the entire trip. Suddenly, I just saw one sitting their feeding on the trail, but as soon as I saw it it flushed into a pine tree nearby, but it was still visible. We got down, and watched it sitting obscured for about five minutes. Eventually it started to hop around on some of the branches, and flew down to the ground again, but into some dense grasses, and we could not relocate it. Unfortunately David and James were taking a long time coming down since they would've liked to have seen this bird as well. Still, we were thrilled to see it. Definitely an adult, possibly a male.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS REBEL T2i
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
250 mm
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
ISO
2500
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
5,226KB
Dimensions
3102 x 1992

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