Notes about birds, birding and travel from the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
AK - grouse
Spruce Grouse chick - Eagle River, Alaska, June 26th, 2010.
Spruce Grouse - Female, Eagle River, Alaska, June 26th, 2010.
Willow Ptarmigan - Nome, Alaska, June 20th, 2010.
Rock Ptarmigan - Arctic Valley, Alaska, June 11th, 2010.
Gamebirds, though often aloof, featured on our Alaska trip with the best show of Willow Ptarmigans that I've experienced. The Rock Ptarmigan was seen on a pre-tour hike in Arctic Valley near Eagle River with Val Miller and Scott Surner, a bird which never made it onto the overall tour list.