Today was a work day, and the sun was shining! It was cold, but who could possibly care when the sun is so lovely?
I bring you a ruffed grouse in the red phase. At some times of the year they look more gray. What you can mainly see is how well camouflaged they are. If I hadn't seen the motion of it walking I'd never have spotted it. It happens to be a female, but I only can tell because I blew up a shot of her tail and studied it. She sure knew where I was!
This photo is interesting (I think). It shows her back, but she has that ruff of feathers around her neck lifted so that it fans out and shows the black and white edges.
Finally, this shot is for a new blog friend named Dave Norris. He's a fan of all things Big Bass Lake. I was there today, on a road called Natahki, and got this shot of Four Winds and Turtle Islands in the lake. Dave Norris supplied me with the name. They sure were pretty.
Here's Google Satellite view with my vantage point shown by the yellow lines.
More assignments tomorrow, so who knows what I will find!
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