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Old Jan 23, 2011, 5:41 PM   #1
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 6:47 PM   #2
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Ira, That's pretty darn nice for a white on white image!
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They sure do blend into the snow. Do people feed them? I wouldn't think there was enough up there to keep them alive over the winter.
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They sure do blend into the snow. Do people feed them? I wouldn't think there was enough up there to keep them alive over the winter.
Actually people are more likely to eat them than feed them. It is amazing how some species can survive in the harshest of conditions.
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Ha and here was me thinking they were a Scottish bird ! THREE ! Good capture Ira.
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They sure are well-designed to blend in with the frozen landscape! Nicely photographed - great light!
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They sure are well-designed to blend in with the frozen landscape! Nicely photographed - great light!
... and the rest of the year they change their wardrobe again and blend in perfectly with the heather !
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I had seen Ptarmigan in Alaska but it was summer and they weren't wearing their winter coats. Nice to see them in winter. Thanks for sharing the fine shot.

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I also have seem ptarmigan in their summer plumage, but I've never seen them wearing their winter wardrobe. Great capture Ira.
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