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Donna Barski

Cartier, Ontario, Canada


My husband, our dog and I were camped this summer at Halfway Lake Provincial camp ground. One evening, while hiking a trail, we were pleasantly surprised to see this grouse. Our dog first heard the low clucking sounds. His intent stare made us look into the thick woods. Just a couple feet off the trail was this immature spruce grouse walking on top of a moss covered log. It was not nervous, even with our dog panting and straining at his leash, affording me the opportunity to take this photo.


Immature (or Female) Spruce Grouse

Evening stroll under the spruces.

2 replies on “Immature (or female) Spruce Grouse”

Ellen Lewis says:

I really like your photo here, Donna. The colors are fantastic and create that wonderful camouflage for the spruce grouse. When enlarged a bit, the photo really shows off the beautiful feathers and red stripe over the eye. Very Nice. You have my vote!

Donna Barski says:

Thanks so much Ellen! I’m glad you enlarged the photo to see those beautiful camouflage colors and to appreciate that splash of red over the eye.

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