Monday, April 26, 2010

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Well , for the third year in a row, I was lucky enough to witness the amazing, and sometimes comical spectacle of Sharp-tailed Grouse, doing their courtship and displaying rituals, sometimes known as 'dancing', at a pasture not too far away from town.

I hope you enjoy these photos ( left click photo for larger version ):




12 comments:

Country Mouse Studio said...

awesome pictures, it must have been amazing to see

LiaL said...

AWESOME!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent pictures.

grammie g said...

Very interesting movements going on there----Reminds me of the tv show Dancing With The Stars---maybe there doing the tango!!!:) Nice set of photo's of the grouse--how lucky you where!!!

holdingmoments said...

Great captures Nick. A fantastic sight to witness, I bet. Love that second from last shot.

Chris said...

Hi Nick,
I more than enjoyed that set! It is splendid! I love the two last pictures a lot because they are very dynamic and beautiful! But the whole set is indeed splendid... Lucky man you are... This is something I will probably never see!
Good job Nick!

Susan said...

amazing photos!and that you should be there at just the right time, in the right light...well done!

Nick S said...

Many thanks guys, it sure is a great thing to witness :-)

Roy said...

Nick, these are some quite amazing images you have shot here.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

"Hope you enjoy" are you kidding, these are worth more than the word enjoy, these are worthy of great praise, absolutely stunning images, each ane very one!!! Love the bottom two especially well. Oh what I would give to have viewed them. Have a great weekend!

The Early Birder said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous ritual Nick. FAB.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Wonderful photos, Nick!