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JayinMN

Itty Bitty Grouse

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I ran into a mom grouse last week on a portage between Grace and Beth Lakes in the BWCA. She had a whole bunch of little ones running around her and was not happy that here family had been discovered. She actually charged at me when I was coming down the trail. Here is one of the little fuzzballs.

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Cute. I've had a grouse attack me, hissing and pecking at my feet when I walked up on her and her chicks.

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Very cute. I have yet to see one of those in the wild. Thanks for sharing the pic.

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Look at the size of those feet! It won't be itty bitty for very long.

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Look at the size of those feet! It won't be itty bitty for very long.

I agree with Sarah. I hope the little one grows into those feet! grin

Nice work Jay!

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birdsong, what is the name of that bird in your avatar? does the male have a small yrllow strip at the end of its tail? i have a pair that comes to my bird bath that looks just like it.

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Glenn, I'll answer for her. That is a Cedar Waxwing. Yes, they have a yellow bar at the end of their tail. I took some shots of the same bird, but hers turned out much better. Here is a link to her original waxxie post.

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/ub...cks#Post1854421

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Very cool image sir. Not easy to find them when they are this size and even more difficult to get a pleasing image like this.

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