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Posts tagged spruce grouse

A spruce grouse is lookin’ at you

A spruce grouse is lookin’ at you

Marty’s photo of the day #3317: This is a spruce grouse, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

The last thing an insect sees before dying

The last thing an insect sees before dying

Marty’s photo of the day #2538: Because I often see spruce grouse hunting for insects on our dirt road, I assumed insects were their primary diet. While the birds do eat insects in the summer, overall they mostly eat pine needles! Since I took this photo in the summer, I can still think of it […]

It’s a rock! It’s a bird! It’s a . . .

It’s a rock! It’s a bird! It’s a . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2506: Early each morning I go on a bike ride. Since it’s still dark, I’m always scanning for mountain lions, bears, and sasquatches in my path. Two days ago, I was heading down the narrow dirt road from my house and my bike light caught what appeared to be a […]

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