Visitors 3
Modified 11-Jul-15
Created 11-Jul-15
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One morning I observed a female blue grouse, foraging at the back of the camp. She devoured every single flower from a bush of mountain pride! Later, as we walked out, we heard a familiar low whoop whoop whoop. It was very hard to locate the source (even for others, with two ears). We finally found the male blue grouse up in a lodgepole pine (tamarack pine), making its mating call. We had seen one, within a hundred yards of that spot, on our visit to May Lake in July 2013. This time, the lighting was better for photography.
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