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Old Mar 16, 2012, 2:56 PM   #1
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Sharon spotted this guy in the lot across from us.

You can't see me!
Shows how good his camo is. He/she obviously thought it was a cloak of invisability as he let me slowly walk up. When he did get a little nervous he just went deeper into the blackberry with a silly look on his face.

Best we could find in the book is that it's a Rock Ptarmigan, 'not' seen this far south. Changes to a speckled brown after the snow.

Maybe the snow isn't done with us yet
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Nice ones, Ken. Obviously, rather anxious for the summer colors to come in! heheh
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 4:06 PM   #3
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Nice capture Ken, it is a beautiful bird.
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....surely lots of 'snow-color' winter fowl moving south. A couple weeks back a snowy owl camping on light standards along a Dallas area freeway caused all kinds of TV news.

This is a pretty bird, glad y'all saw it..........
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I love that last one. "You've got a lot of nerve - finding me!"
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I love that last one. "You've got a lot of nerve - finding me!"
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Thanks you guys. Fun find, curious to know his story.
Actually he looks as confused as me..
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Nice pictures Ken.
First shot was without any clue what it could be.
Second give already an idea but the third was a completely other bird then I did expect by viewing the second picture.
Very nice sequence.
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Thanks Lordje. I like the way he was "Hiding" behind a leaf in the first one.
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Most likely a White-Tailed Ptarmigan which is a common resident in the Cascades. Very unusual to see it so low. No wonder it looked confused

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